The older our world gets, the longer everyone seems to be living, but how young or old are you planning to look when you reach the senior citizen age? Have you ever looked at actors and actresses in their 70s and 80s who look like they’re in their early 40s? How do they do it? Is it just because they have more money at their disposal or have they taken steps to preserve their youthful look?
To answer your question, we must first start with prevention. Prevention really is the answer to many anti-aging issues. Like most people, you’ve waited until you entered your early 30s to ask this question. For any of our readers out there who are in the early to mid-20s, pay attention to this article and learn how to prevent fine lines and wrinkles from occurring early on.
One of the biggest things you can do to is to protect your skin from the harsh elements. Did you know that the sun can be damaging to your skin even if you are in your car driving and the sun is hidden behind the clouds? You should always be wearing SPF 15 at a minimum, along with protective clothing, such as hats, sunglasses and long-sleeved shirts.
It is also important that you’re getting a good amount of antioxidants in your daily diet. If you choose the right food, you can get what you need by eating a handful of green leafy vegetables a day. Berries are also excellent. Why not have fruit for breakfast and vegetables as either a mid-day snack or as part of your lunch?
As you know, the aging process doesn’t just focus on what we look like. It also focuses on how our mind operates. Keeping a sharp mind is just as important as keeping a healthy body. Help your brain become sluggish and disease-ridden by exercising your mind every chance you get. It is important to challenge your brain, so that the neurological pathways stay open.
Keeping your life as stress-free as possible is also important. This can sometimes be easier said than done, but it is important that you try. Start by removing* any of the major life stressors that you can. Learn to control your anger and frustration, by learning to let go of some things. Meditation and yoga are also excellent stress controllers.
Regular aerobic exercise is also very important. Not only can it help you prevent wrinkles, but it helps keep your vital organs working the way they should be. According to the American Heart Association, you can do eight to 15 repetitions, using 10 exercises, two to three times per week as a comprehensive strength-building program. This should take you approximately 10 minutes. Can you spare 20 to 30 minutes a week to stay young, vital and healthy?
Sleep is another very important aspect of anti-aging. It is important that you get enough sleep and that it is good sleep. Do you remember how much sleep you needed as you were growing? Well, as you age, your body starts to slow down and you need more sleep again in order to fully recuperate and ready yourself for the next day. Sleep is healing.
Finally, if you’ve been experiencing loss of energy, libido and stamina, you may be experiencing a decrease* in hormones. See a specialist for help with this.