If you want to look and feel younger, you’re certainly not alone. You can follow these simple steps to look younger. However, the best antidote for age is to maintain a healthy lifestyle, eat right, and keep your brain active.
Maintain a healthy diet.
That means, no junk foods or fast foods. Consuming plenty of fruits with a lot of antioxidants benefits your skin and defends it from the elements. Fruits rich in vitamin C and antioxidants can help you stay young and healthy.
Don’t let your gym membership lapse.
Reduce the risk of some cancers, dementia and slow down the body’s ageing with regular exercise, reports an extensive body of research in the International Journal of Clinical Practice. “What’s clear from the research is men and women of all ages should be encouraged to be more physically active for the sake of their long-term health,” says researcher Leslie Alford. Incorporate at least two strength-training sessions a week, as well as 30 minutes of brisk walking on five days a week, and those who undertake more vigorous exercise, such as jogging, should aim for 20 minutes three days a week.
Always make time for friends and family. Those with an extensive social network outlived people with the least friends by 22 percent, found research from the Centre for Ageing Studies at Adelaide’s Flinders University. “The central message is that maintaining a sense of social connection through friends and family appears pretty important for survival, and it seems non-kin relationships are particularly important,” says researcher Lynn Giles.
Drink plenty of water.
Don’t be tempted with the power drinks, colas or fruit juices. What you really need is plain refreshing water – drink as much as you can every day.
Get plenty of rest.
Do ensure you get at least 7 to 8 hours of quality sleep every day as your body needs rest. And it is during this time that tissue repair takes place restoring worn out body skin cells, and make you stay young.
Text: Good Health/ Bauer/ Additional Reporting: Shenielle Aloysis