As the year’s pass, you may start to notice wrinkles appearing around your mouth or crow’s feet growing around your eyes. You could find small depressions between your brows, or thin lines above your forehead. Do not panic”� keep these small signs of aging from becoming more noticeable with the following tips.
Learn a new language, play Sudoku, travel the world! These are all things that can help you stay younger longer. Challenging yourself mentally has been shown to keep your brain younger. Audit some classes at the local college or just start up a book club with your friends. Keep your brain active and engaged!
Reduce your calorie intake. Scientific studies show that what and how much you eat may affect the years and quality of your life. Specifically, animal research indicates that restricting calories up to 40 percent fewer than normal have a beneficial effect on the markers of aging and disease. Keep in mind that not every species has shown this improvement and studies on humans, and other primates are still ongoing.
Depression is a “hidden” risk for developing osteoporosis. Cortisol is a stress-related hormone related to depression that depletes the bones of minerals. Studies have shown that women with depression have a lower bone density in their spines and hips. So, if you’re feeling down, see your doctor find out if you have depression.
Make sure you’re only drinking alcohol in moderation. For those under 65, this means you shouldn’t drink more than two glasses a day. If you’re over 65, this means you shouldn’t drink more than one glass a day. If you’re going to drink alcohol try drinking wine instead since it’s shown to benefit health in small doses, unlike beer or hard liqueur.
Heed the tips in this article to help prevent aging. But remember that a youthful appearance comes from the inside-out. As the classic beauty, Sofia Loren says, “There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.”