Anti Ageing Home Remedies
Anti Ageing Skin Care, Guidance & Techniques
Ageing is a natural process, we all tend to grow old but the difference is that some of us age quickly while others don’t. Some of us might feel lethargic and older than our ages where as we see others of the same age comparatively active and cheerful. This is because they took precautions with foresight. As opposed to old times, today’s man is very well aware of the happenings around him and takes active interest to find ways to make his life healthy. Also improvements and advancement in medical science has also led to an increase in life expectancy. According to the Centre for Disease Control the average life expectancy only in the U.S. has increased from 70.9 years to 77.9 years in about thirty-five years.
The best way to age gracefully is to start early, earlier than the signs of ageing appear. Listed below are a few among the top and easy to follow anti-ageing tips:
10. Eat a balanced and healthy diet
It will take you a long way. Try to eat five fruits and vegetables daily, drink plenty of water about 8-10 glasses. Stick to whole grains, avoid fats.
9. Moisturise your skin daily
Apply a moisturizer which suits your skin type daily to your face and whole body.
8. Regular intake of antioxidants
Mainly through food and if necessary supplements. Antioxidants tend to neutralise the free radicals which bring on age related diseases. Thus it is very important to put a check on them to slow down the aging process. Dark coloured vegetables such as carrots, tomatoes, spinach are a rich source of carotenoids and blue and purple berries provide flavonoids.
7. Quit smoking
Smoking is a health hazard in all probability not only for your body but also your external body i.e. your skin. The smoke which emanates from the cigarette tends to damage the skin’s elasticity on contact and leads to sagging and wrinkles. It also constricts blood vessels hampering cell growth.
6. Keep the sun out
Ultra violet radiation from the sun has a similar effect as smoking on the skin. Additionally, prolonged exposure to UV radiation tends to cut the body’s ability to replenish the collagen lost due to radiation. Use a sunscreen regularly with a SPF of 15 or higher.
5. Do weight training exercises
As a person ages his muscles tend to lose mass and shrink or atrophy. This leads to stooped postures, sagging skin and limbs that can’t stay steady. The best way to combat this is to do weight training exercises regularly as it helps build muscle mass. About a single set of 8-15 repetitions of 8-10 exercises about 2-3 times a week is advised by the American Heart Association to help build muscle strength.
4. Reduce stress
Research has shown that there is a strong link between ageing and stress – the more stressed you are the earlier you will age. This is because long-term stress affects cell reproduction and shortens its life span. So its best to keep yourself calm either by meditation, regular exercise, socializing or anything that lifts your mood.
3. Sleep well
Adequate sleep is very important to keep your mind and body both fresh and active.
2. Challenge your brain
Try to learn something new, or change your daily routine like change the route you go on for walking, pick up a hobby or learn a new language. This is an important aspect as it helps keep your brain active.
1. Be an optimist
Let go of that frown on your face, smile often and learn to forgive and look over petty issues!