Oh, if only we could all keep that youthful exuberance indefinitely. The world would most certainly be a more cheerful place. Unfortunately, time will take what is due and you will begin to age and ultimately feel the effects of those days and years as they pile up. Using the tips below might help take some of the sting out of the accumulated years.
To slow your aging process be sure to do activities that increase your breathing rate. Keeping your lungs active is very important. As people use their lungs less they lose lung capacity. To understand this, an old person struggling up the stairs likely feels like they are breathing from a straw.
To minimize your risk for strokes and heart disease as you age, you should minimize your daily sodium intake. Sodium consumption can increase your blood pressure, putting you at risk. Increase your intake of potassium-rich fruits and vegetables, and look for low sodium labels on prepared foods and snacks.
To combat the aging properties of free radicals, consume all the antioxidants you can. Eating antioxidant rich foods or taking a supplement can do more to fight off aging than many expensive creams can. Be sure to get plenty of vitamins C and E as well as carotenoids every day.
Do not leave the house without sunscreen to avoid looking older faster. The UV radiation from the sun can severely damage your skin and it is a major contributor to how your face looks. Also know that too much sun exposure can lead to certain cancers so wear sunscreen every day.
Avoid smoking to prevent rapid aging. Tobacco smoke contains free radicals and other chemicals that can cause your body to slow its ability to repair damage, and it destroys your DNA. Overtime this constant exposure damages DNA to the point that it causes your skin to wrinkle and can make your body age very quickly.
One of the best things that you can do for anti-aging is to avoid too much exposure to the sun. Not only is the sun dangerous for your skin, but it can cause a number of aging signs, including wrinkles, freckles, and age spots. Be sure to wear a sunscreen if you will be in the sun.
Work at making your meals flavorful. As you age your taste-buds aren’t as sensitive as they used to be, so if you are losing your appetite and still need the nutrition, make a special effort to spice and flavor your food so that you will feel motivated to eat it.
The most prevalent cause of hearing loss is aging. Hearing loss is also insidious. It happens so gradually that a person may be hard of hearing without realizing it. If you have not had your hearing tested, you should have a hearing checkup at least by the age of 50.
There is definitely something to be said for people who feel younger than they look. These individuals are not allowing time to get them down. You can use these aging tips and become one of the lucky few who approach life with high spirits and appreciate the wonder of it all.