You probably have noticed that magazines, radio, television programs, and the internet are peppered with talks and ads focused on how we can look younger than our age. We see tons of ads about creams for getting rid of wrinkles and fine lines, injections to tighten the skin, cosmetic procedures to zap fat away, and hair dyes meant to hide every strand of grey hair. With all of these anti-aging methods, it would seem that many of us want to hide and fight aging in every possible way.
Aging is Inevitable But Looking Older…Perhaps Not
But the fact remains that aging is inevitable. You may remember that when you were younger, you could not wait to grow up and grow older. Aging brings us wisdom, valuable lessons, experience and better insight. Growing older is indeed a great thing but looking older is another thing and something that many of us don’t want.
Popular Anti-Aging Methods
For many years now, anti-aging cosmetics have been a part of our beauty routines. As more and more anti-aging products and procedures came about, many of us have come to believed that these products and procedures are the best and the only way to fight aging which is why many of us spend a considerable amount of money for these products and procedures. However, we seemed to have forgotten that there are plenty of natural ways to slow down the process of aging. In fact, we should remember that the true key to looking younger is actually feeling younger.
What’s Causing You to Look Older Quickly?
Do you know what can age you faster than anything? Illness, pain and stiffness, or persistent stress does this. It only goes to say that much of what we do every day to take care of our well being helps in keeping us look youthful.
According to research, the most serious aging happens at a cellular level. Much of our lifestyle choices and habits such as exercise, nutrition, sleep, and stress management affect how our body is able to repair the damage sustained at cellular level which comes with aging. Healthy choices and habits improve the body’s ability to repair such damage while unhealthy choices and habits do the opposite.
In the past decades, the medicine world had been focused on treating illness to prolong life however many healthcare providers have now shifted the focus to disease prevention instead. The goal now is to not only add years to our life but to also add life to our years.
Most of us believe that diseases such as arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, osteoporosis, high cholesterol and even dementia are an inevitable result of growing older but the truth is more often than not these diseases happen when we do not keep the body and mind active. Unhealthy lifestyle habits and choices are usually more often the culprit of these diseases and not the number of birthdays we have celebrated.
So if you want to keep your youthful look, make healthy life choices and form healthy habits.
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