Welcome to this series of articles about ageing, and combatting some of the negative effects of ageing. Ageing is something that hopefully happens to all of us. It is a time of glory, and a time of challenge.
If you’re very young right now, you probably think anti-aging articles and tips don’t apply. Wrong!
Those articles apply to the young more than anyone else! After all, it’s too late to prevent aging once you are already feeling and looking older! And when you get to the point where the crow’s feet and age spots are showing, you’ll only wish that you had taken the opportunity to protect yourself against aging when you were younger.
So, what can you do to make sure you keep your good looks and good health well into older age?
There are a lot of lifestyle considerations for staying young and healthy.
Try to avoid too much direct sunlight. UV rays damage the skin cells. While you might think nothing of this; it makes a huge cumulative difference that is very apparent when you’re older!
Make sure you are getting plenty of high-quality sleep. This will improve your health in many ways. Sleep is when the body restores cells, forms new neural connections and produces lots of growth hormone and testosterone.
The right skin care regimen makes a massive difference. Any good skin care routine should incorporate an exfoliator, some kind of protection and some kind of moisturizer. Don’t forget the hands! These are often the biggest giveaway of your true age.
Nutrition is incredibly important when it comes to how you age. Many of the illnesses associated with old age are in fact just the result of long-term nutrient deficiencies. If you ensure that you keep getting enough of your micronutrients, your body will be supplied with all the raw materials it needs to keep you looking and feeling as young as possible.
Finally: exercise! Don’t just exercise. Move more. Sitting takes years off of your life because it causes your heart to become weaker. It also weakens your muscles, ruins your flexibility and damages your posture.
It is very important to keep moving as you get older to avoid a hunched over appearance.
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Nick Thorne is the founder of NicksDigitalSolutions Limited a company that specialises in Education, Training and Writing. He lives in Levin, New Zealand.