Watch Out For These 12 Daily Habits That Could Be Aging You Faster…
For a while now, scientific research has shown that every new generation lives longer than their parents. Despite living longer, you probably don’t want to look old too.
Most importantly, you certainly don’t want to make unnecessary mistakes that will shorten your life—or make you look old before your time.
Here are 12 mistakes you probably didn’t realize are aging you faster:
1) You Use A Poor Technique When Drinking With A Straw
You probably already know that soft drinks can cause tooth decay if you’re not careful about dental hygiene. But what you may not know is improperly drinking with a straw can make it worse.
According to a report published in the General Dentistry, you’ll get more decay on your front teeth if you position the straw at the front of your mouth.
Since shiny, white teeth are a sign of youthfulness, decay on your front teeth will certainly make you look older than you are. Therefore, when using a straw, position it towards the back of your mouth.TRENDING: Science Reveals Easy, No-Workout Ways to Lose Weight… While You Snooze!
2) You Don’t Sleep Enough
Sleep deprivation can cause your skin to age faster, according to a new study.
The study shows that inadequate sleep leads to reduced skin health and speeds up skin aging. Researchers found that poor quality sleepers had more signs of aging, including:
- Uneven pigmentation
- Fine lines
- Reduced skin elasticity
To avoid all that, try to get seven to nine hours of sleep per night. Quality sleep helps you recover from stressors that speed up the aging process, and also helps your skin repair itself during the night.
3) You Don’t Moisturize Your Skin
When your skin is dry, it looks rough and you’ll see more wrinkles or flaws.
To keep your skin moist, wash your face at least twice a day and use a good moisturizer. Moisturizers that contain antioxidants and skin-restoring ingredients can help prevent tearing, bruising, and aging of your skin.
4) You Overindulge Your Sweet Tooth
Apart from the fact that excessive amounts of sugary foods can cause type 2 diabetes, it can also affect your skin.
Sugary foods affect collagen fibers in your body, which leads to:
- Rhytides (fine lines and minor creases appearing before wrinkles form)
- Skin sagging
- Loss of skin elasticity
The simple solution here is to drastically cut down on sugary foods.BRAND-NEW: Research Shows These 3 Sugar Substitutes Are Best For Burning Fat (Plus 2 You Should NEVER Eat)
5) You Yo-Yo Diet
Dieting may seem like a great way to quickly lose weight, so you can look as slim as you did 10 or 20 years ago.
Unfortunately, the benefits may be short-lived, with negative results down the line.
Based on the findings of a long-term study, dieting at a younger age or yo-yo dieting can lead to future problems, including:
- eating disorders
- alcohol problems
Therefore, if you have to go on a diet, first consult your doctor about it.
6) You Squint A Lot
The skin around your eyes is sensitive and extremely delicate. That’s why your age is so visible from the skin under your eyes. So, you shouldn’t overwork this part of your body.
Repeated movement of muscles around your eyes can cause:
- Thinning of the skin
Always keep your eyes relaxed to avoid wrinkles. You should visit an optometrist if you constantly squint while driving, reading, or watching television.
7) You Don’t Have A Social Life
Staying connected with family and friends will make you stay young and feel young at heart.
People who matter to you will help you feel loved, cared for, and supported. This will help ward off depression, boost your overall health, and fight dementia, which is linked to old age.
Ever heard that stress causes you to age faster? Well, spending time with loved ones can prevent stress-related issues too.SPECIAL: What’s REALLY Causing Your Weight Gain, High Blood Pressure & Constant Fatigue (If You’re Over 30 You Need to See This)…
8) You Don’t Visit The Doctor Regularly
You should visit a reputable health professional at least once a year, even when you don’t feel sick.
Some diseases can easily creep up on you without warning. These diseases can affect you in the long run, making you look much older than you really are.
And in addition to making you look older… some of these health problems can even shorter your lifespan and make you more likely to suffer from additional health problems down the road. Unless you visit a doctor regularly, such diseases can go unnoticed for a long time and get even worse.
9) You Don’t Give A Helping Hand
Volunteering or donating not only helps others, but also benefits you. It makes you feel good, calm, and appreciated.
It’s far more than an emotional feeling, since it also boosts your psychological health. Giving spurs your body to release dopamine—a feel-good neurotransmitter in your brain.
And enhanced psychological health will certainly prevent early aging.
10) You Don’t Hydrate
Skin dehydration weakens its defense, and leads to skin sensitivity and premature aging.
If your skin water content is below 10%, it’s dehydrated (healthy skin contains about 20-30% water). At this point, you’ll experience dryness and flakiness.
You can avoid that by drinking the recommended four-to-six cups of water daily to make your skin stronger, healthier, and less reactive.
11) You Don’t Watch Your Blood Pressure
Saggy or baggy face skin gives you a less youthful look—that much is easy to see. What is surprising is its relationship with high blood pressure.
Research presented at the ESC Congress shows a strong link between high blood pressure and deep forehead wrinkles. This may result from blockages in arteries, which inhibit oxygen flow in your blood to the heart and other organs such as the skin.
Therefore, you should start taking your health seriously. Make it a habit to regularly track and measure your blood pressure too.SPECIAL: These 3 Delicious Smoothie Recipes Are Specially Designed To Burn Off More Fat… So You Lose More Weight
12) You Stay In The Sun Too Much
Do you love basking in the sun, especially during cold weather? It’s a great habit since your body produces vitamin D when you expose your skin to sunlight.
But remember that too much of a good thing can be dangerous.
Continuous exposure to the sun’s UV rays can cause thickening and wrinkling of your skin. What’s more, repeated overexposure to UV rays can lead to:
- Age spots
- Tough and leathery skin
- Skin dryness
- Skin cancer
Fortunately, a good sunscreen and protective clothing can protect your skin.
Obviously, you may not avoid all potential dangers that can make you age faster. Some issues might be beyond your control, or you might not even know they exist.
At least, you can deal with the issues within your control, especially those that have the greatest impact on your health.
3 Easy Ways To Boost Your Metabolism & Fight Age-Related Weight Gain…
Let’s talk about something that’s COMPLETELY UNFAIR.
One of the biggest issues I’ve personally had to deal with as I get older (and I know a lot of other women deal with this too)… is a slowing metabolism, and the weight that creeps on as a result.
Even when I eat less. It just isn’t fair!
I’ll be the first to admit I’ve spent an embarrassing amount of money on “fat-freezing” creams, “anti-cellulite” serums, and moisturizers that promise to “energize and lift”…
(At one point, my skincare routine got so out of control that I literally spent 45 minutes in the bathroom every night… As you might imagine, my partner was *not* pleased.)
And the only thing that got thinner was my wallet.
I got fed up. I ditched the expensive serums, stopped spending half my night in the bathroom slathering myself in creams and gels (my partner was grateful to finally get some counter space back in our bathroom too!), and started just doing these 3 things…
And I finally started to notice a real difference, in both my weight and my energy levels.
For example, did you know a recent study found that turning your thermostat to this temperature can turbocharge your metabolism while you sleep… and help you burn more calories the next day?
This is true even if you don’t go to the gym (or as I like to call it, the “torture chamber”) every day… and even if you slip up on your diet occasionally.
So if you’d like to know the exact temperature for MAX metabolism boosting… plus two other fast, easy things you can do to increase your metabolism while you sleep (I promise you won’t see the word “treadmill” anywhere)…