Research suggests that people who feel young at heart, tend to keep their younger personality, and add to it the wisdom of their actual years. More and more people nowadays prove that aging is fun, a beautiful experience, and nothing to be afraid of.
Bright Side put together a list of habits that you can follow to look just as young as you feel.
1. Fast in a smart way.
Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern that cycles between periods of eating and fasting. So it doesn’t really matter what you eat, but rather when you eat. It’s been proven to be extremely beneficial for your overall health, normalizing your hormone levels, helping you lose weight, and even lowering your chances of getting cancer or Alzheimer’s. Studies show, that fasting encourages stem cell regeneration.
2. Have a positive attitude.
“Humor is an important thing when you reach a point in your life where every week contains at least one doctor’s appointment,” says Harlene Goodrich, age 80. Aging can be challenging, that why it’s really important to stay positive and not to let the negative events to take a toll on you. Smiling is a great therapy. Research has shown that smiling helps to release chemicals that improve our mood and health.
3. Keep your friends and family close.
Being social and having friends is way more beneficial that you could have ever thought. Studies show that those who have good relationships with family and friends live happier and longer lives and have less health problems. These 2 women from the USA, ages 80 and 91, prove this to be true with their own example.
4. Add collagen to your routine.
Collagen is a protein that is found in our bodies. As we get older, the production of collagen slows down, causing the appearance of wrinkles and dry skin. Taking a collagen supplement can increase your skin’s elasticity, make it smoother, more plump, and more youthful looking. It also helps with joint pain and can prevent bone loss — both problems that are often associated with older age.
5. Change your looks.
Our face and head can give our age away right off the bat. To improve the condition of your skin, try using rosehip seed oil for hydration and different facial acids to help reduce signs of aging. Getting a new haircut can also help you take years off your age. And if you don’t care much about how your hands look, it’s been proven that getting a manicure and painting your nails will help you look younger.
6. Start using rice.
Asian women know something about looking young and radiant. Soak some rice in water for 15-30 minutes, strain out the water in a bowl or another container and there you have it. Rice water is full of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that can help you achieve rejuvenated, radiant, younger looking skin and beautiful soft hair if you use it topically.
7. Turn on your back.
To enhance the effect of your beauty sleep, train yourself to sleep on your back. Even though sleeping on your side or stomach is so comforting, you put pressure on your face for the whole night. After years in the same position, it creates wrinkles on your face and cleavage that can be hard to get rid of, so it’s better to just prevent them.
8. Give some love to your whole body.
It’s natural that we pay more attention to our face in terms of anti-aging. But our whole body gets older, not just our face, which is why it’s important to take care of it all. Moisturize your whole body after a shower, get massages, exercise, and put good food in your system. Years later, your body will be thankful.
9. Challenge your body and mind.
Everything in our bodies changes as we get older. But some seniors, like Heinz-Werner Bongard, do a great job of proving that age is not an excuse for being out of shape. Working out has great benefits for anyone of any age group. It’s not just good for your body, it can boost your memory and concentration too.
Have you already adopted any of these habits? Do they work for you? Share in the comments!