Beyond the little routines that make us look and feel our best, certain lifestyle changes can go a long way when it comes to fighting the signs of aging. In today’s post, we are listing down scientifically proven ways to establish an anti-aging lifestyle:
8 Hours of Sleep
Do not underestimate the power of the zzzs. The body needs time to repair itself and it does so while you sleep. Multiple studies show that inadequate sleep leads to cognitive problems. A new research also found that the lack of adequate sleep can cause the skin to age faster! Researchers said that sleep deprived folks have more wrinkles than those who got enough sleep. Those who lack a good night’s sleep are also more prone to hyperpigmentation, blotchy and saggy skin!
The same study also found that those who got enough sleep were able to recover faster from skin stressors – including sun damage and environmental toxins. Health experts say that one should get at least seven and a half hours of sleep every night.
A 2014 study found that a strong link between physical activity and aging. The same study named exercising as the best way to prevent symptoms of old age!
Exercising helps increase bone mass, it strengthens joints and keeps the heart healthy. When you are physically fit, you are more mobile. You don’t experience the usual aches and pains that come with age. What’s more, exercising boosts blood flow to the brain. It triggers the release of serotonin, a hormone that fights depression.
A Healthy Diet
What you eat will affect your health! And let’s face it, good health is one of the most important elements of a long, youthful life. Eating high-quality fruits and vegetables will help you achieve a lengthy, youthful life. That includes dark green veggies, orange and yellow produce as well as teas and lean protein.
A study found that death is reduced by 26% for those who drink several cups of tea per day. A separate study found that eating foods high in Omega-3 fatty acids also delay aging. Omega-3 fatty acids help preserve the body’s telomeres. Telomeres are the ends of the body’s chromosomes that shrink with age. By preserving the body’s telomeres, it reduces the risks of chronic diseases including heart disease and cancer!
Not like you need an excuse to do the deed but regular sex helps keep the mind and body youthful too! Regular sex preserves the skin’s youthfulness, it also keeps the heart healthy. Researchers found that sex lowers blood pressure, improve muscle functions and flexibility. It also cuts down a man’s risks of heart disease by up to 50%!
A Positive Outlook
Yes, a positive outlook does a body good! A recent study found that socially and physically active individuals age slower than those who aren’t physically or socially active. In addition, those who live in positivity lives an average of 7.5 longer than negative folks.
Some studies also found that a sense of purpose and direction in life could lengthen a person’s lifespan. And this applies to people of all ages. So go ahead, smile more often, be compassionate and thrive in positivity, it will keep aging at bay!