Fountain of Youth with Four Easy Lifestyle Changes
Most people would fret aging as the years go by. You don’t need to be too drastic with cosmetic surgery or intense and expensive diet and exercise programs to keep your face youthful-looking, and your body in the best shape. By as simple as tweaking your lifestyle to an improved healthy one, you’ll: (1) have a better disposition, (2) decrease your risk for disease, (3) be physically strong, and (4) mentally alert.
Control the aging process and discover the fountain of youth by following these 4 lifestyle changes.
- Exercise – Sure we have heard this for the nth time already – Exercise. According to the American Cancer Society, studies show that inactive women who sit for more than 6 hours a day increase their likelihood of early death compared with active women. Also, individuals who fail to exercise encounter muscle and bone loss. Try stretching, brisk walking, jogging, hiking, lift weights and strength-training sessions to get you started. Find time to exercise, keep a regimen of at least 3 to 4 times a week and stick to that.
- Healthy Diet – Proper diet and exercise always come hand in hand. Plan your meals and snacks with healthy fats, whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Find a healthy alternative to your usual calorie and cholesterol-filled meals by using olive oil instead of butter. Get a good balance of every heart-friendly fat, carbohydrate and protein. Try sticking to the healthy diet plan and reward yourself at the end of a successful week with your favorite guilty pleasure food.
- Sleep well – Sleep affects memory but good and regular sleep helps improve memory. Maintain a 7-hours of sleep everyday and you’ll notice a youthful glow in your skin, a lighter tone to what used to be dark circles under the eyes, and less wrinkles. Get some good shut-eye by establishing a regular waking time, create a dark and comfortable sleep environment, and avoid the computer, laptop or television before bed.
- Observe a skin-care routine – Add sunscreen to your daily skin-care routine an quit the smoking habit. With an SPF of 15 at the least, you’ll do your skin a favor. Exfoliate, cleanse, and moisturize to remove the dead skin cells, dirt and debris without drying the skin, at the same time administering vitamins and antioxidants to the skin.
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