Aging is inevitable, so why not enjoy the process and ensure that you are physically and mentally healthy enough to live your best life. Here are six simple tips for aging gracefully.
1. Use Sunscreen
Although sunshine provides vitamin D for radiant-looking skin, UVA radiation is one of the biggest contributors to premature aging, causing loss of elasticity, dark spots, and wrinkles.
Using a broad-spectrum sunscreen as part of your daily skincare routine can minimize sun-related skin damage and protect against melanoma.
2. Get Plenty of Sleep
The average adult needs between 7-9 hours of sleep per day. But according to the CDC, 1 in 3 adults do not get enough sleep, which can have serious consequences for your health. Sleep deprivation increases the levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which can disrupt your hunger and satiety signals, causing you to eat more. Lack of sleep can also increase levels of inflammation in the body, leading to premature aging.
3. Regular Exercise
Muscle mass decreases with age, but a regular exercise routine, including cardiovascular and resistance exercises, can help build and maintain lean muscle and support musculoskeletal stability. Weight lifting can also reduce the risk of age-related diseases such as osteoporosis, and flexibility-focussed workouts, such as yoga and pilates, can help improve posture.
4. Use Quality Skin Care Products
Caring for your skin becomes more important as you age. Older skin is more sensitive to the ingredients in skincare products, so you need high-quality brands to help you keep your skin supple and moisturized.
FaceDoctor uses natural, organic ingredients that are kind to your skin yet pack a powerful punch to fight fine lines and wrinkles. Try our Instant Wrinkle Remover with hyaluronic acid to see results in as little as two minutes.
5. Manage Stress
Stress increases oxidation in your body, leading to premature aging. Spending a little time every day to unwind and destress can help lower stress hormones and decrease your body’s inflammatory response.
Try yoga, meditation, guided visualization, or relax in a bubble bath with a good book to help lower your heart rate and reduce your stress.
6. Eat a Balanced Diet
Eating a balanced diet high in fruits, vegetables, lean protein, healthy fats, and whole grains provides a diverse range of nutrients to support your general health. Hydration is also crucial to give your skin a plumper, more youthful appearance, keep organs functioning properly, and deliver nutrients to cells. Try to drink at least half a gallon of water per day.
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