It is not uncommon to find two people of the same age but one looks years or even decades older then the other one. The underlying causes of such differences in the physical appearance can be attributed to a combination of various factors that include, underlying medical conditions, genetics and the lifestyle that one leads. Leading a healthy lifestyle is the best way to naturally look younger. By keeping your body healthy on the inside, health and vibrancy will be reflected on the outside and this will make you look younger and more youthful. Good health habits, healthy diets balanced by exercising will make you look younger naturally. There are various ways that one can employ to help reduce aging.
The growth hormone aids the body to heal and rejuvenate itself. This growth hormone is produced during deep slumber and it is thus vital for an individual to get between seven and eight hours of quality sleep. People who have a deficiency with their growth hormone tend to have more fat at the waist area and less muscle thus leading to a weak, worn-out appearance.
Besides it many other health benefit, exercise can make you look younger and keep your body more youthful. Exercise takes care of weight issues as overweight people mostly look older than they actually are. Exercises keep the body toned and also help in the circulation of the blood. Moreover exercises also help keep away diseases that can age an individual.
Watch what you eat
It is recommended that an individual eat up to five servings of fruits and vegetables in a day. This is because fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants and other properties that aid in fighting cancer. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals that cause damage on the cellular level. These free radicals cause more rapid aging to the skin and thus by destroying them, the antioxidant property helps you look younger. Fruits that are particularly high in the antioxidant levels include berries and grapes while the vegetables include kales, red cabbage and Brussels sprouts.
Keep yourself hydrated
There’s no better way to do this than by drinking lots of water. It is recommended that you take at least eight cups of water daily. Water helps in the transportation of the oxygen to the skin which keeps it looking youthful. You should also avoid other diuretics; alcohol and caffeine that may cause dehydration to the skin and make it age quicker.
This not only applies to direct sunlight but also to cigarette smoke. It is advisable to use sunscreen whenever you are going to be exposed to the direct sunlight. His is because the UV rays of the sun burn the skin and thus damages it. Also, the UV rays and cigarette smoke contain carcinogens that age and damage the skin.
Wellsphere: How to Fight Aging
Medical News Today: Top Tips for Healthy and Young Skin
Missouri Families: Exercise Can Keep You Young
Cedars-Sinai: Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency