How To Stay Young

Researches have shown that there is a connection between mind and body, especially when it comes to appearance. If you look good, you feel good. Hence, how you treat your body is a basic step to maintaining young-looking skin and a good body. Erica Brealey, author of the book, “Ten Minute Anti-Aging,” issues the following guidelines on how to stay young or to slow down the aging process:

  • Quit smoking. If you are concerned about your appearance and you smoke, the best you can do to yourself is to stop. Apart from its harmful effects on your health, smoking accelerates the rate at which the skin ages. The reason for this is that smoking causes a reduction in collagen, the tissue that gives skin its elasticity, and weakens the skin’s natural ability to renew itself. If you really can’t quit, then be sure to offset the ill-effects of smoking with a diet high in antioxidants found I brightly colored fruit and vegetables, and vitamin C. 
  • Good sun sense. To prevent premature aging of your skin, invest in a good sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15 and apply it daily. Make a practice of wearing a hat and a good quality of sunglasses when out in a strong sunlight. Wearing UV resistant sunglasses will protect your eyes from ultraviolet rays and prevent the formation of wrinkles around the eyes as a result of squinting into the sun. 
  • Keep active. Keeping active is not only the most significant factor in promoting all – around physical and mental health, it really can turn back the clock and reverse the aging process. Ten minutes’ aerobic exercise, vigorous enough to make you slightly out of breath, will not only tone your muscles, but it will also make your skin glow and make you look younger. A sedentary, inactive lifestyle can double a woman’s risk of hip fracture and increases the likelihood of an early old age. 
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