10 Tips to Stay Healthy and Young-Looking Through the Years
Age is just a number, but it can definitely make a change. See to it that as the world’s years pass by, your own years are full of life and bloom.
Some people think that when you are growing older, you just have to accept the human reality that you are turning weaker, slower and sickly and that you can no longer do the vigorous activities you can do when you were younger. Carrying this mindset turns many people’s faces dim and smiles upside down. They get sad thinking about the inevitability of growing old which is assumed to be equivalent to developing sagging skin and to being incapable of more things.
Right now, as you read this, you might be in your teenage years, in your late adulthood or in between. Whatever age you are in today, here is something significant that you must realize: You don’t have to be gloomy about growing old because you will never be too old to remain in good youthful health!
True enough, it’s just a matter of choosing to believe that your age cannot always dictate how strong, fit and youthful you can be! The lifestyle you choose and the mentality you hold on to play a huge role that’s not to be underestimated. Here are 10 tips to stay healthy and young-looking through the years!
1 – EXERCISE AND STAY ACTIVE.
Saying that regular exercise is a necessity for human health has become so common, especially in school, that it has somehow lost its true and important meaning. No matter how many generations pass by, exercise as a need will never change.
Take care of your physical fitness by giving time to exercising. Sweating off through proper workout routines allows you to eliminate toxins and other bodily wastes. So you can prevent heart diseases and physical weaknesses brought by aging, stay active and keep moving.
Nowadays, many settings of office work and school work make people physically inactive, especially when they have to sit all day. From your busy schedules, allotting time to exercising is essential to break this static daily routine.
Don’t hesitate to invest in high-quality exercise equipment that you can conveniently use anytime inside your house. There are fitness classes and gym memberships that you enroll in, so fitness experts can guide and train you.
2 – EAT RIGHT AND HEALTHY.
It may sound like a cliché already, but eating right and healthy is greatly requisite for a life you won’t regret in the future. You are what you eat now and soon.
It’s quite difficult for most people to begin and maintain an actually balanced diet because it takes real discipline and commitment. Really, it looks like a tough task, especially if you are a big eater, but that does not mean you are not allowed to enjoy food. Of course, you still can and still should! Just keep in mind to be careful and not to be reckless about the quality and quantity of food you consume. Knowing their contents will help you keep track of your health too. Self-control is a golden key.
On the other hand, you cannot eat too little as well. Nutrient deficiency is the pathway for many ailments and illnesses. Vegetables and fruits are still as integral now as they were when you were learning about them in Kindergarten.
3 – KEEP AN EFFECTIVE SKINCARE ROUTINE.
The skin says a lot about aging. Fine lines and wrinkles are the most visible evidence.
If you have an effective skincare routine, it can aid your skin to maintain its glow and radiance. Keep it, and make time to always do it.
Products that contain Collagen are suggested by many skin experts because this chemical enhances skin elasticity, boosts blood circulation to the skin, eliminates dryness and lessens facial lines.
As you know, different skins have different needs and different reactions to what is put on them. Don’t simply use facial products that your friends recommend or that celebrities endorse because they may not be compatible with your skin; in worst cases, they may cause long-term skin problems. Instead, consult a dermatologist to be sure what’s good and effective for your skin type, not just for the present but for the time ahead.
4 – WEAR COMFORTABLE CLOTHES THAT SUIT YOU.
Many seem unbelieving that clothes can affect one’s impression of physical appearance including how old or how young one looks like. This can be subjective to people’s fashion tastes, but oftentimes, what you wear and how you wear clothes can say so much about your age and about how people assume your age.
Well, you don’t need to wear infant garments or teenage outfits if you are past these stages just so you can ‘look young’. What you have to do is to wear comfortable clothes that suit you. It’s as simple as that. You don’t have to complicate things only to go with the trend, yet you can make an effort to ascertain that you look pleasant with your clothes!
5 – GROOM YOUR HAIR NICELY.
Make sure that your hair is well-kept. Comb and brush it. Groom it nicely.
Getting hair styling treatments from beauty salons can prettify your crowning glory, but take note of the possible negative effects if your hair is not fine with them. Choosing an expert hair salon for this is pivotal, so you can ensure that your hair will be taken care of and maintained healthily. Also, don’t get too much hair makeovers because usually, harsh chemicals are used which can weaken your hair from roots to tips.
If it’s your type, why not design your hair with those fancy clips, clamps, pins and head bands too? These hair accessories can make you look younger and more vibrant as well!
6 – DRINK WATER AND AVOID ALCOHOL.
Just like eating healthy food, drinking water is an irreplaceable factor in staying healthful through the years. The more you drink water, the more you are adding to your life’s days. Hydrate yourself. Of course, it has to be clean.
Avoid drinking alcohol. Don’t let yourself drown in alcoholism. First of all, it kills your liver little by little (and eventually kills you). Second, it ruins your total lifestyle. Third, it taints relationships when it becomes a grave addiction. These are only some of its damaging effects.
Moreover, your skin is affected by the liquids you drink. Drinking water flushes out toxins that cause acne. It enhances complexion and enriches skin elasticity. Meanwhile, unhealthy beverages like alcohol dehydrate and dull the skin while it inflames its tissues.
7 – DO NOT SMOKE.
If you want to stay healthy and look as young as ever, don’t smoke! Regardless if it’s ‘just sometimes’ or not, cigarette smoking has detrimental effects to one’s overall health.
Smoking transparently damages the skin and quickens aging. You will notice how many smokers who are not yet very old in age look so haggard and old already! That’s because cigarette smoking destroys facial appearance and body figure.
Not to mention, smoking devastates internal health as in the heart and the lungs. It augments anxiety, tension and depression unlike what many smokers think and believe.
8 – TRAVEL. TAKE VACATIONS.
While you are growing up, you are getting busier. Responsibilities are piling up and getting harder. Time is speedy like it’s in a rush. As you accomplish your assignments and reach your dreams, don’t forget to live your life with healthy pleasure too!
Travel. Relish long breaks. Take vacations for real. Step out of the concrete jungle, and visit the real nature out there. Go on adventures! Invite your loved ones, and make awesome memories together. This will let you appreciate life even more, and you won’t regret not seeing the beauty of it at the later part of your life.
Don’t be content with just working and earning while you are not actually enjoying it. Life is short but not too short to enjoy it happily and healthily.
9 – LEARN NEW SKILLS.
You are and never will be too old to learn new things and new skills! Learning never stops, so take advantage of its endlessness.
When there’s something that keeps you wanting to learn, improve and achieve, you will feel more zestful! There has to be a wonderful drive that motivates you to keep exploring and leveling up no matter your age. This will certainly pep up your health inside and out!
10 – FOCUS ON THE GOOD THINGS.
Life seems to be getting more difficult when and while you grow up and old. That’s because your eyes are opened to more realities. You realize more problems because there are many things that may not go your way. It’s tiring too. Sometimes, other people also become your headache and heartache.
But whatever life brings, focus on the good things. You can’t say to just “see” the good things. Rather, “focus”. Why? The bad things are just around, part of the reality, yet you can choose where to set your eyes on.
If you concentrate on the ugly segments of life, you will just be constantly stressed out and disappointed. But if you put the spotlight over the beautiful facets of life, you will learn to be more thankful and to be stronger. You will also grow into a better person with a healthier personality and mindset that radiates good energies to people around you!
YOUTHFUL AND HEALTHFUL
Nobody can stop the time that the Creator holds. Everyday is a new age for every person, and it’s something to be grateful for.
It’s just that there is something saddening about growing up, and everyone who’s growing old can probably attest to that! But don’t worry too much because age is not everything when it comes to staying healthy and young-looking! Again, your lifestyle and your mentality contributes loads to that, so even if life isn’t perfect, choose to own the best of these!