Everyone ages, but the rate at which we age is not fixed. A lot depends on the choices that we make throughout our lives. Of course, there’s no fountain of youth or magical pill to stop Father Time, but making some good choices can make you look and feel older or younger than we really are. If you want to look and feel younger than your peers, try these five simple tips.
Eat Sensibly and Feel Younger, It All Starts with a balanced diet
Well you have heard it a million times, “You are what you eat” and you have heard it for good reason, its true. A well balanced diet is crucial to a healthy body. If you want to look twice your age, try a diet of beer and potato chips. If you want like a model, get some spring water and vegetables. A poor diet accelerates the aging process and often results in age-inducing illnesses. If perpetual youth is your goal, eat green and red vegetables, fresh fruits, fish, garlic, ginger and plenty of berries. You’ll have more energy and you’ll look younger.
Drink Water–Hydrate with the natural stuff that your ancestors drank
Every single cell in our body requires water to function properly. Even mild dehydration produces stress on your body, affecting energy levels, cognitive skills, your muscles and skin. Want lots of wrinkles? Just avoid drinking water. Want good muscle tone and smooth sexy skin? A bottle of water is about as close as you’ll ever get to the fountain of youth. Water is probably the most important deterrent to the appearance of those fine lines and wrinkles that make us look old and haggard.
Exercise–Muscle tone looks great
You don’t have to train like an Olympian, but moderate exercise is essential to good health and a youthful appearance. A consistent exercise routine will control your blood pressure, glucose levels, and weight. It will also boost your immune system. If you exercise outside in the sun, you’ll get the additional benefit of producing vitamin D from the sun.
Sleep–Make your zzz’s a priority
Your body needs sleep. Sleep may seem like a passive process, but it’s actually an active process that rejuvenates your body. Sleep allows your mind to reboot and process. If you don’t get enough sleep, you’re far more likely to become a grumpy old-timer. Even if you want to appear young and energetic, without enough sleep, your thinking processes will slow down dramatically and your alertness will suffer immensely.
Attitude–Keep a positive outlook
Look on the bright side of life. You’ll feel happier and have a greater sense of well being. That will make you appear younger. Don’t carry the weight of the world on your shoulders. Worry will age you well beyond your years. If you want to feel young, think positively.
Looking and feeling younger is really a simple matter of taking care of your body and enjoying life.