If you knew the secret to preventing aging, just think of all the time and money you could save on gimmicks, creams and lotions. Unfortunately, there is not any particular secret that prevents us from getting older. Instead, aging well becomes the goal of many people. Managing your health and looking your best is a little bit easier when you integrate a few tips, such as the ones in this article, into your daily lifestyle.
Aging can be a state of mind as well as body. To reduce the feeling that age is creeping up on you, take action and fight back! A healthy diet, exercise and a good attitude about life can keep you not only feeling younger, but looking younger too!
Skip the heavy makeup and powders every now and then. Although they make us look lovely for the short term, they are contributing to the aging of your skin. Makeup generally hurts the skins ability to hydrate and stay elastic. Give your skin a break and take a few days off a week from more than just a slip of lip gloss.
Whiten your teeth to take some serious years off of your age. Years of drinking coffee and wine and smoking can do a serious number of the appearance of our teeth. Shave off some years by having your teeth professionally whitened. The difference it makes will astound you.
Reduce your calorie intake. Scientific studies show that what and how much you eat may affect the years and quality of your life. Specifically, animal research indicates that restricting calories up to 40 percent fewer than normal have a beneficial effect on the markers of aging and disease. Keep in mind that not every species has shown this improvement and studies on humans, and other primates are still ongoing.
Depression is a “hidden” risk for developing osteoporosis. Cortisol is a stress-related hormone related to depression that depletes the bones of minerals. Studies have shown that women with depression have lower bone density in their spines and hips. So, if you’re feeling down, see your doctor to find out if you have depression.
When you age, you often do not want to leave the home because it is safe. Make sure you make your home yours and personalize it. This will ensure that you can relax once you finally get home from a hard and long day. At the end of each day, your home awaits your return.
If you are feeling down because the thought of aging has you in a funk, just smile and laugh. You have the wisdom that those younger than you do not. Laugh and smile often, and occasionally cry, but laugh more. It’s true that laughter is the best medicine because laughter releases your body’s feel-good emotions called endorphins. Endorphins make you happy.
There is no question that aging can be a challenging road for some. But others find that growing old becomes the best part of their life with more wisdom, better relationships with others and increased awareness of themselves and their needs. Put these tips into action in your life and see how you can turn the tables on aging.