How To Slow Down Aging
Can you believe that summer is already ending? As we start preparing to leave the summer of 2020, we must not forget to take care of our health despite the warm weather leaving us. Time may not slow down for us, but we can always control the way we let our body age and change by taking care of our health.
Here are just the top 7 list of things that promotes aging!
Lack of Exercise
By doing any of these things, we are essentially allowing our body to age faster than it normally should. "Where should I begin," you ask? Great question and you have come to the right place. We understand how hard it can be to change habits and develop healthy habits, which is why we have compiled 5 easy things you can do to start your journey towards anti-aging and a healthier lifestyle below.
The first easy step towards anti-aging is to just...relax! "How can I relax?" There are various and countless options out there for you to relax. It can be getting a 90-minute massage at Sabai Thai Spa, going for a walk with your dog at Stanley Park, having a cup of warm and refreshing ginger tea (read all the health benefits of ginger tea here), or simply watching your favourite TV series while cuddling with your loved ones.
"But I'm already doing all of these!" -- Great! And continue to remind yourself to do it! Despite how busy our lives can get, we should never forget to add some me-time to ourselves each day. It's really all about balance.
We're not going to be mean and push you to exercise intensively right away...yet. Although you will want to incorporate more cardio into your weekly routine. But to get you started on improving your fitness level, try walking more! Instead of driving to a shop that's just around the corner, take that 10-minute walk. Instead of taking the elevator to the second floor, take the stairs! Instead of sitting in front of your computer all day during work, try standing-up every 15-minutes.
According to 50 Plus Fitness Walking, walking regularly can help improve your overall health and slow down aging by boosting your circulation and keeping your energy level up!
Drink Your Water
You probably hear this all the time, but there is a reason why you will continue to keep hearing it, which is to drink your water! Drinking water is essential to your overall health because it helps you remove toxins and waste. Water also helps to regulate body temperature and acts as a lubricant for joints and muscles.
According to Manna Hydration, drinking water helps slow down aging because it helps keep your skin plumper! So you can lather on as much skincare as you want, but without drinking enough water, you will not see much change in your skin.
Never Skip Sunscreen!
Even though summer is ending, we cannot stress enough how important it is to remind yourself to continue to wear sunscreen even when summer is gone. Did you know that up to 80 percent of the sun's UV rays can pass through clouds? Yes, even on cloudy days, rainy days, or winter! According to CNN, in the winter months, snow can reflect up to 80 percent of UV rays, increasing UV exposure!
So why is this important? It's estimated that 90% of skin aging is due to the effects of the sun! UV rays cause proteins in our skin to deteriorate, which leads to the loss of youthful appearance of the skin, skin damager, sunspots and hyperpigmentations, and more!
Get Your Sleep
Finally, sleep! According to UC Berkeley, having a good deep sleep may act as the fountain of youth! This is because when you are sleeping, your body gets the time to repair your body which they can't while you're awake! More importantly, not only is sleep important because it can slow down aging but essentially it can help prevent age-related diseases. According to the CDC, having poor sleep is linked to age-related diseases like heart problems, high blood pressure, and diabetes.