5 Smart Things You Should Always Do To Look And Feel Younger

There’s no such thing as eternal youth. But with the right strategies, it is possible to both slow down time and feel and look younger. All you need to do is follow these helpful suggestions.

1. Use Sun Protection
Yes, that means even if it's not hot or sunny outside. Why? Well, it's because the UVA and UVB light in the sun's rays is the reason for over 85% of the damage that leads to prematiure aging. Put another way, exposure to the sun is not the only thing that ages your skin (genetics and a poor diet also do too) but it is one of the most significant factors and one which you can take measures against.

Sun damage is particularly aging since it causes the skin to sag and wrinkle. This is because it impacts and breaks down elastin in the skin, which is the leading cause of wrinkles and lines. The good news is that it is actually quite easy to protect against sun damage by wearing a high-rated SPF. This means you should pick one that is at least 30 SPF if not more. There are many formulations now on the market that are 50 SPF. You should apply liberally and also make sure you reapply during the day to ensure your skin is protected for the entire duration of the time you're outside.

2. Hydrate Regularly
Our bodies are made up of around 60% water so it makes perfect sense that staying hydrated is also going to help us feel and look younger. We need at least 8 glasses of water a day to function optimally, and this increases if we are moving a lot or spending time in a hot climate. Even very slight dehydration can cause issues with cognitive impairment such as memory problems, so if you want to feel young and healthy, drinking enough water is a must.

In addition to helping you feel more healthy, staying hydrated can also help you appear more youthful as well because proper hydration helps to keep your skin plump and can minimize the look of fine lines, and sagging.

3. Prioritize Sleep
We don’t just spend a third of our lives asleep for fun. Our bodies rely on sleep to not only get the rest they need but also to regenerate. When we sleep our body goes to work to renew and repair cells.

You can, of course, support your body in this process, by making sleep a priority and making sure you get enough rest each night. Usually, around 7-9 hours is enough, although it can depend on the person. Additionally getting a good amount of sleep each night means you will feel more energetic, healthy, and focused during the day so it will keep you feeling young too.

4. Eat A Nutritious And Well-Balanced Diet
If looking and feeling young is a priority then you will want to eat a well-balanced and nutritious diet. There are many aspects to ensuring your diet is well balanced and nutritious including consuming more plants. Plants are rich in nutrients that can help you look and feel your best. In particular, many plants contain antioxidants which fight free radicals roaming around your body. This is important for looking young because free radicals are responsible for oxidative stress which damages cells and can lead to the signs of aging. Plants are also full of fiber which can help keep your digestive system healthy and regular and fill you up.

Another aspect of eating a balanced diet is to make sure you are consuming enough protein. Protein is excellent for those who want to look and feel younger because it's used to help your body repair and build muscles, and protein fills you up which makes you less likely to snack on sugary treats which can impact your glucose levels and make you feel unwell.

Lastly, many people also like to take supplements to help them look and feel younger. Traditionally, this has been quite a complicated process, as there are so many different types on the market it can be overwhelming. The good news is that with researched based- supplements like AgeMate, you can get all the nutrients you need to tackle the root causes of ageing in a single product. It comes in an easy-to-use power form too, so all you do is add water to make it into a drink each day.

5. Make Exercise A Priority
Regular exercise is a must if you want to feel and look younger. This is because regular exercise moves oxygenated blood around the body, helps to build muscle and improves bone density. It also makes it easy to stay at a healthy weight and put less stress on your organs. Some forms of intensive exercise like HIIT have been shown to fight aging on a cellar level. This could make it one of the most effective ways of feeling and looking young so you should look for ways to add more movement to your days.

This is a contributed post.

1 comment

R's Rue said...

Thank you for the reminder. Sending you love and a big hug.