“Get it done right away and don’t keep it to the last minute” is what we’ve been hearing and trying to practice. But there are somethings which you would want keep till the last moment and one of them is aging. Here are some of the very useful things for you to adopt to stay young:
1. Take It Easy
Set aside some time for yourself. Take some time off to relax, meditate, or just breathe deeply. Studies have found that stress, including conditions such as untreated depression, social isolation, and anxiety can speed up cellular aging, making you look older than you are.
2. Be Mindful In Eating
Feeling young and living longer centers around eating less of what your body does not need. Eating less calories slows metabolism process that leads to aging and protect against age related diseases. Include Omega-3 fatty acids (found in oily fish, nuts, and seeds) in your food, that have been associated with slowing key biological process. Get plenty of protein (fish, poultry, beans, etc) that adds to your muscle that your body tends to loose as you age. Fruits & veggies, supplemented with whole grain, also boost your intake of important phytonutrients that help defend against damaging free-radicals. You can eat healthy even when you’re traveling.
3. Exercise Your Body And Brain
Make sure you’re active throughout the day. Particularly High Intensity Interval Training (learn more about HIIT) can do wonders to your body. It increases blood flow, maintains muscle mass and strength, slows aging. You can train your body to stay fit and young, but how about your brain that starts to decline along with your increasing age? So, let your brain generate more cells- read more, learn more, try out some mental gymnastics (such as word puzzles, solve math problems, play games that require mental dexterity).
4. Get Your Beauty Sleep
Sleep is the time when your body repairs itself. If you are sleep deprived, you are being deprived of your beauty. Sleep does more than just help you to stay healthy and rested. One night of poor sleep can lead you to hanging eyelids, dark circles, paler skin, and under-eye bags. Collagen is made while you snooze, so getting more sleep can also help fight the appearance of wrinkles.
5. Get Yourself A Companion
Its the power of love, be it from a spouse, a friend, or even a pet, that can have positive effect on aging. Any kind of companionship can help you improve brain function, lower stress, and improve your mood.
You don’t need to drastically change your daily habits to adopt these in your life. Focus on progress, and over time, your body will be healthier and stay younger. Follow these simple yet powerful steps to add more years to your life, and more life to your years. Discover these health events near me in Toronto to find ways to be happy and youthful.
By Jyoti Khatri
Jyoti Khatri writes for Chillwall on fun events, fitness, lifestyle near me and around the world.