Who Said Old Age Sucks? The Secrets are Finally RevealedBy Rachel Kithae - 4 min read
The good news is old age doesn't necessarily have to be your most dreaded nightmare anymore
Old age is inevitable, just because none of us can quite literally stop time. The good news is old age doesn't necessarily have to be your most dreaded nightmare anymore. You can work your way into looking younger using simple and easily adaptable lifestyle changes.
It's often said that you are a product of your associations. Your circle of friends should be people who are passionate about looking youthful. Second, laughter is medicine to the soul and a great energy booster. Be keen to surround yourself with people who make you laugh.
Acquaint yourself with people who are overly optimistic and full of positive energy and are happy 80% of the time. They will make the walk a little lot easier. You could also try and make friends at the gym or with that neighbor who jogs daily in your neighborhood. They all might help boost your mindset. And that’s all you need to keep your spirit high on matters looking youthful.
Nutritionists have metaphorically referred to food as the building blocks that make up a body. Simply put, your body is as strong or as weak as what you consume. So you have to eat the right foods for a healthy and youthful look.
Try and balance all your meals, with enough fruits and vegetables to help your body detox and give you that youthful energy you desire. Also, leafy green vegetables are rich in anti-oxidants that promote anti-aging. Of importance to mention is that you should also drink plenty of water.
Image is everything. Nobody is comfortable in sagging or wrinkled skin that naturally comes with old age. The good news is that there is a lot you can do about it. Start with the most natural and simple way. Drink lots of water, at least 8 glasses in a 24 hour period. Water opens up your pores and makes your skin look vibrant.
In addition to drinking lots of water, you could also use hydrating moisturizing creams after bathing. That will help to keep your skin porous and refreshed. To take care of a wrinkled face, there are numerous products on the market that you could try out that work and will give you incredible results like mild skin fillers. Belotero is an excellent example.
Physical exercise helps you to relax your muscles and boost your mood. It also revitalizes your energy. Start with a few workout sessions at the gym, jogging, riding a bike, swimming, dancing – or whatever exercise you prefer. Do what you enjoy most so there will be less strain on your part. Of importance also is that you create ample time for doing it.
Keeping fit calls for you to be disciplined and committed enough to do it every day without excuses. Lastly, get an accountability partner. This can be your trainer at the gym or a friend who you go cycling or jogging with you. Partners keep you company in addition to keeping you motivated.
Studies have singled out stress as a major cause of faster aging. Chronic stress has been associated with adverse health conditions like insomnia and depression. The last thing you need in old age is a self-induced medical condition, only because it will derail your anti-aging efforts.
Apart from aging your skin, stress has also been known to produce toxins that promote aging. Individuals going through stress take less care of themselves, right? That is why as much as possible; you need not let life's issues get into you.
As simple as it may sound, sleep is an essential anti-aging secret. Don’t take my word for it; British Association of Dermatologists did all the research. Come to think about it, if lack of an overnight sleep has an undeniable tired look on you, can you imagine what the effects of many days or years of not having good sleep would do to your body?
Without a doubt, life has become a winding circle given the nature of having to balance tight job schedules, families, and our everyday lives. Majority of people find themselves sacrificing sleep to get most things of priority to them done.
You’ve been working hard for the last 30 years, cut yourself some slack. Sleep equally enables your skin to relax and rejuvenate. Therefore, despite your schedule, you should be intentional having at least 5-8 hours of sleep on a daily basis.
The Bottom Line
You don't have to lose sleep over the fact that you are aging and you don't know what to do about it. The above tips are practicable do not require you to break a bank to have them done. So go for it, to achieve that youthful look.
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