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Practical Anti-Aging Hacks To Help You Stay Young Forever

Getting older is certainly better than the alternative. However it can be hard to accept aging and the things that come with it. This might be physical and aesthetic changes, or just the feeling inside of getting older. Many people try a variety of different things to try and combat aging, and the beauty industry is inundated with products that swear to "reverse" signs of aging, or claim that they are "anti-aging".

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Although it's pretty safe to say that you can approach claims like this with a fair amount of skepticism, there are actually some things you can do do try and look and feel younger for longer. There is no "magic bullet" for aging, but there are some healthy lifestyle habits that you can adopt to ultimately look and feel younger. Here are some simple hacks to stay young forever

Reduce Stress

Although this is easier said then done, there is evidence that too much stress has a terrible effect on the body and mind, including aging us faster. According to the Huffington Post, stress shows itself in the body in multiple ways, including damaging your cells, contributing to the deterioration of the brain, vision, and hearing, and causing people to adopt less healthy lifestyles.

Wear sunscreen

Wearing sunscreen is not only important to help keep you youthful, it is also imperative for protecting yourself against the harmful rays of the sun. According to the Cleveland Clinic, sun damage can make your skin appear wrinkly, dry and leathery. Apart from this, sun damage has the potential to cause skin cancer, which is a very good reason to slather up with the sunscreen.

Get enough sleep

Many of us don't get enough sleep, this is why sleep and being tired is such a common talking point among parents. According to Psychology Today, getting a proper sleep can help your organs fuction better, keep you looking young, and improve your mental clarity.

Keep your brain active

Keeping your brain active is one of the best ways to stay young. Over time and with age, brain function deteriorates. By keeping mentally active, you can help to stay young. Harvard Health recommends activities such as puzzles, Math, drawing and painting to keep your brain busy.

Eat well

According to HealthLine, the foods we eat can have a significant impact on our skin, one of the first places we show the affects of aging. They cite a study that found that nutrition may be able to effect the development of lines and dullness in the skin. Some of the "anti-aging" foods they suggest include papaya, blueberries, spinach, nuts, and avocado.

Exercise

Exercise is a great way to stay youthful. As you age, your muscles and joints may suffer from some degeneration, and an active lifestyle can help keep your body strong. Generally, keeping active as you get older can help to stave off some of these effects of aging, keeping you feeling younger for longer.

Prioritize Your Social Life

Sometimes, aging comes with isolation and loneliness in some folks. This is bad news for mental health, which can lead to depression and other issues. By prioritizing an active social life, you will feel better for longer, which can keep you feeling young.

Drink Water

Staying hydrated seems to be the miracle cure for most things, and aging is no exception. Drinking enough water can help you look better as you age, as your skin will be hydrated and generally healthier, which will lead it to have a brighter appearance. There are so many reasons to really focus on making sure you get enough water, combating the effects of aging is simply one of them.

Quit Smoking

Smoking has a number of terrible effects on the body, there is no secret that smoking is very bad for you. When it comes to aging, smoking is known for making you appear older faster. One study that appeared in the Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons even looked at twin pairs where one twin smoked and the other did not, comparing their facial signs of aging. They found that in the twin that smoked, aging in the face was significantly more visible.

Limit Alcohol

According to a nutritionist cited in Vogue, alcohol has the potential to do very bad things for your skin. The reason for this? Apparently it can cause dehydration and inflammation. Since your skin is probably one of the most noticeable things about you, keeping it in good shape can help you appear younger for longer. This might include limiting alcohol, and the effects it can have when it comes to aging your skin.

You can't stay young forever, but you can do some things that will help you feel and look younger for longer.

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