How did you feel one you saw your first white hair? How about when you started to notice that your skin is not as soft and glowing as it used to be in your teenage? I bet it is not a good feeling and you come to realize that your body is no more in the development stage and has started to age. Although aging cannot be stopped, it can however be prevented to an extent by leading a healthy lifestyle.
Why do some people start to age early?
Genetics plays a major factor in determining how fast you will age and some people may age faster than others. Besides it environmental factors such as prolonged exposure to sun, pollution etc. as well as lifestyle play an important factor in early aging. Following are some tips which you can use to prevent early aging-
Sun’s ultraviolet rays can cause a great deal of harm to the skin and cause harsh skin and wrinkles and may even lead to skin cancer. It is advised not to go out in the sun during the noon when sun’s rays are the strongest. Also use a good sunscreen cream everytime you go out of the house.
Simple aerobic exercises are necessary to keep your body healthy and young. Exercise helps in toning down your skin as well as brightens your complexion. Your stamina will also increase and you will look more energetic and young.
Having good nutritious and healthy food is another requirement. Avoid having unhealthy fats and lots of calories. Putting on weight especially in the belly region can add ages to your body. Also make sure that you are getting proper nutrition which will make sure that your body is getting all the essential nutrients required for proper repair and growth of the body. Also refrain from smoking and excess alcohol consumption.
Drinking lot of water can help your skin to look young and glowing. It is recommended to drink at least 1.5 liters of water a day for good health as well as a healthy skin. Also one must increase it depending on how active he or she is and the weather.
Sleeping is also quite important for proper body functioning. It also helps in proper growth and repair of the body and hence help in preventing aging. A minimum of six hours of sleep every night is recommended. Also try to maintain a regular sleeping cycle for maximum benefits.
Stress can be one of the main reasons for early aging. Studies have shown that chronic stress can speed up the shriveling of tips of DNA and hence leading to deterioration of body. Also stress can indirectly affect the body in many ways including weight gain and hence influence early aging.
Some food items can help in preventing early aging. Blueberries, Broccoli, Garlic, Green tea, Tomato etc. contain a good amount of antioxidants. These antioxidants help in releasing free radicals which cause premature aging and also help in preventing cancer. Daily consumption of these superfoods will ensure a young and healthy life.