Believe me, it’s not that hard to comply with all of them on a daily basis.
Turning back time is beyond the control of anyone, but it is quite possible to slow down its progress and affect our appearance and health. How we age depends on our DNA only 50%, the other half is completely determined by the way of life. You can outsmart your body and throw off several years of your biological age with the help of sports and healthy eating. Yes, this is a well-known truth, so here are seven more specific tips that act as natural rejuvenation.
ADD BERRIES TO YOUR DIET
Free radicals are one of the main enemies of firm skin. The bad news is that almost everything that surrounds us every day contributes to their formation: ultraviolet light, polluted ecology, radiation, smoking, stress provoke the appearance of wrinkles and age spots. The good news is that you can fight all of these with berries, which contain a powerful charge of antioxidants. It is recommended that you supplement your diet with a serving of berries daily, ideally with your first meal. So they are ideally metabolized and during the day they protect the body from free radicals and, therefore, premature aging.
TAKE VITAMIN D
You don’t need to get your vitamin D from the sun, just avoid it and remember to apply SPF to your skin 365 days a year. If you live in a northern country and work in an office, you are likely to be deficient in this vitamin. However, before you run to the pharmacy, consult with an endocrinologist: the doctor will prescribe an analysis and the dosage corresponding to the results. You just have to choose in which form it is more convenient for you to take vitamin D – capsules or solution.
Combine business with pleasure: Yes, regular sex can also stop the aging process. Scientists even devoted a separate study to this, according to the results of which they found that sexually active people have firmer skin due to a regular increase in heart rate and, therefore, improved blood circulation than those who rarely have sex. This kind of exercise is similar to high-intensity training and also prevents cardiovascular disease – in general, solid benefits.
OBSERVE DRINKING REGIME
A useful habit that for many remains a personal challenge. Take it: the body is 50-80% water, and the older we get, the less its percentage – hello, wrinkles.
Stress makes us age faster because the body releases cortisol in this state. In “fight or flight” mode, the arteries narrow and less oxygen is transported through the blood. Free radicals await right there, thriving under stress and making us look older.
It is clear that this is easier said than done. As a tip, we recommend replaying events in your head that may cause you stress. This way, if this happens in reality, your reaction will be calmer.
Another truth as old as the world: sport is life. Cardio, aerobic and anaerobic activity – choose the one that suits you and exercise regularly. The sooner you make sports an integral part of your life, the later you will start to age. Muscles make the skin firm and taut, burn fat and maintain optimal insulin levels. And if you go in for sports in the air, then, in addition to all the listed bonuses, you also actively saturate the cells with oxygen.
Great news: pleasantly lazy leisure time also slows down aging. Massage, for example, keeps the skin supple and youthful, because more oxygen flows into the cells with pressure. High-quality sleep plays an equally important role: cells are renewed, cortisol is destroyed, and the sleep hormone melatonin has a rejuvenating effect on the body – this is probably why Snow White, who slept for 100 years, did not age a day.