Our life is something which is of immense importance to us. Just imagine how will you feel if one day when you wake up and the moment you see yourself in the mirror, you get scared because of the wrinkles around your eyes, white hair and loose skin that give a clear hint that you are getting old. I am sure most of us will not even think of such a thing, even in our dreams. The life of present century is so fast that we actually get so much busy in our work that we stop paying attention to our own selves and then later on when we observe the symptoms we just rush here and there but at that time it might be too late. Even if you are a teenager do not just presume that your aging will take years. It is always intelligent that one should take care of the body right from the beginning so that you can live a long healthy looking young life. So here are ten simple ways which anyone of us can easily follow to slow down aging effects as it is everyone’s desire to look young and charming.
10. LAUGH LOUDER
Stress is something which has a universal tag attached to it. Everyone of us is tensed due to one thing or the other be it exams, work load, family issues, relationship problems or even health issues. In present time it is very important for each one of us to get rid of this stress. The best way to tackle this problem is to laugh. Laughter reduces the levels of stress hormone, cortisol, and releases health enhancing hormones such as endorphins . Laughing not only reduces stress which is one of the main factor responsible for aging but it also improves body circulation which further makes our skin younger looking. The best way to ensure that you laugh daily is to listen jokes, read crazy funny facts, watch funny videos, talk to friends, go out, do whatever makes you feel good. Laughter is simply a priceless medicine which is easily available and can be used easily. And when it comes to looking young one should really not feel shy in laughing loud, louder or even loudest.
9. RED WINE
Red wine is made up of black grapes and is considered to be very beneficial comparatively to other alcoholic drinks. Besides having antioxidants and being good for heart and other vascular problems , red wine has a powerful anti aging compound in it known as resveratrol. Some research say that resveratrol might be a key ingredient in red wine that helps prevent damage to blood vessels, reduces “bad” cholesterol and prevents blood clots. But one should always keep in mind that the right amount of red wine is good and one should not exceed one’s limit when it comes to alcohol consumption. Little bit of red wine with your meal will surely help you.
8. DO NOT SMOKE
Smoking is injurious to heath!
We all know this statement but I think we do not actually care about our health. But what we care of ,is our beauty, so the thing which is important for us to know is that smoking actually increases the rate of aging and is a chief hindrance to beautiful skin. Toxic ingredients of a cigarette travels throughout the body. Carbon monoxide binds to hemoglobin in red blood cells, preventing affected cells from carrying a full load of oxygen which further kills the cells. If a person is addicted to smoking then the first step he should take is to try e-cigarette(They feel and look like regular cigarettes but they aren’t bad for your health. It’s a battery powered, cigarette shaped device that releases a small dose of nicotine with each puff. As the nicotine goes into the bloodstream, the smoker feels the same high but the effect is substantially less.) Fresh air instead of smoke is what is required for a younger looking skin.
A glass of juice is always beneficial when it comes to having a healthy skin. Just imagine how much benefit will a fruit massage do? I know most of us don’t even have tried fruit facial but trust me it really works. Application of more and more chemicals on the skin usually ends up making it dry and make it look even older whereas when it comes to using fruits which are obviously natural one should not think twice. Papaya facial is extremely good as papaya is rich in antioxidants and contain a special enzyme called papain which kills dead cells and remove skin impurities. Even mango can be used as an anti-aging tool as it is rich in vitamin-A, it fights against skin aging, regenerates skin cells and restores the elasticity of skin. Orange facial on the other hand contains collagen that slows skin aging process. It is very easy to do these facials on your own. You just have to take the pulp of these fruits and apply them directly or mix them with sandalwood powder. Fruit facials are very much effective when it comes to slow down aging effects as these facials are skin friendly and any age group can do these facials.
6. AVOID TOO MUCH OF SUGAR
I do not think that anyone of us would ever believe that even sweets can give us wrinkles. But the truth is YES! Anything which contains sugar will definitely make us look ten years older. According to Dr.Brandt ” In a nutshell, sugar hastens the degeneration of elastin and collagen, both key skin proteins. In other words , it actually ages you. ” if you wish to look younger then its good you should avoid taking sugar in your diet. I know one cannot resist sugar completely but one can avoid taking too much of sugar.
We all know that an apple a day keeps a doctor away! But what i would like to say is ‘ Some workout in a day will make you younger everyday’ . Doing exercise not just makes you slim but it also has certain anti-aging powers. Working out makes your heart, brain, bones and skin look and even act younger. “The secret to anti-aging is not about creams and lotions, but about how to build a foundation from the inside-out with a strong body and a sound mind,” says Kathy Smith, spokesperson for the International Council on Active Aging and star of the fitness DVD Ageless with Kathy Smith: Staying Strong. One can even do yoga which not only keeps you fit physically but even mentally, reducing mental stress through yoga helps to slow down aging.
We cannot survive without water. It is something on which our life is totally depended. Even the cells in our body are made up of water ( 60%-70%) and thus when we do not drink adequate water our cells suffer from dehydration and eventually die. Thus one should drink 8-10 liter of water daily for younger looking skin and body. Besides this water also removes the toxins from our body which are one of the cause of aging. And as water is easily approachable one should take benefits of such a wonderful resource.
These days pollution is everywhere and with it deadly free radicals are also increasing. Antioxidants on the other hand neutralize the harmful free radicals in our body. Antioxidants can slow down aging effects and it can even increase our lifespan as they boost up our immunity. Vegetables that contain antioxidants are broccoli,spinach,sprouts,pepper,carrots and tomatoes.The fruits that are most rich in antioxidants are berries,grapes,oranges,apricots,plums,grapefruits and peaches. Drinking green tea is also beneficial in terms of aging. Antioxidants relaxes our blood vessels and helps the oxidation of bad cholesterol thus making us more younger.
2. PROPER REST
We all love to sleep and it is often advised by doctors that one should sleep at least eight hours a day. And in this busy life schedule one should not ignore the importance of proper rest. Besides being a stress buster it also keeps us active. while we sleep our body produces certain proteins which further play a role in building other body cells and also repairs cell damage. So in a way proper rest not only makes our skin glow but at the grass root level it helps us to slow down aging.
A balanced diet is a proper diet constituting the right amount of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals for maintaining the body cells. If you take a balanced diet you will surely feel and look even younger. Nutrition can prevent aging if a person eats the right thing. Avoiding red meat is good for our body and the best thing is to include more of raw vegetables and fruits in your daily diet. Eating the right food not only makes you feel good but it also adds up to your energy level which allows you to do everything you loved to do when you were young.