Ageing is an integral part of life. Although it may seem unpleasant to transition from youth to old age, nothing can stop the process of ageing. As we age every cell and organ in the body undergoes several transformations.
The metabolism rate slows down putting us at risk of weight gain, the skin loses its elasticity leading to sagging skin, the immune system starts getting weaker and so on.
As we enter our 40’s the body starts giving us some signals that it is entering into ageing mode and so we need to give more attention to its needs.
Here are some simple lifestyle changes that can help you look and feel more energetic and youthful. Yes, it’s possible!
1. Wear sunscreen every day
Skin is the mirror of internal health. Glowing skin is an indication of good health whereas dull and lifeless skin suggests ill health. In addition, people who have healthy skin tend to make a good impression on others. Since skin is so important in maintaining our confidence, it needs the most attention, especially as you enter your 40’s.
Did you know sun exposure is responsible for almost 80% skin damage? Research also suggests that sun exposed skin is more prone to early ageing and also shows low healing time. Therefore, make sure to wear a sunscreen lotion with high SPF to protect your skin from photo damage and keep it healthy.
2. Drink 8 glasses of water every day
Water is a basic need but is far more important for our health than we think. It plays a vital role in physiological processes such as the metabolism, circulation and excretion. Water helps to flush out the unwanted toxins from the body.
Accumulation of toxins in the form of free radicals can result in oxidative stress in the body. Accumulated toxins can also result in acne breakouts. So, to get healthy and glowing skin make sure to drink at least 8 glasses of water each day.
3. Be physically active
This is the most common recommendation given to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Exercise is important for a healthy body as well as mind. The world Health Organization recommends that every adult needs to do at least 150 minutes (at least 2 and a half hours) of exercise every week to stay fit and healthy. Exercise helps to get rid of tiredness and refreshes the mind. When we exercise our body releases hormones called endorphins which make us feel happy and rejuvenated.
4. Keep your weight in check
Weight management is an integral part of any lifestyle disorder management strategy. Research suggests that people who are overweight or obese are at a higher risk of developing lifestyle diseases such as hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes and even cancer. Being overweight can also make one feel lethargic and sluggish.
It is therefore important to maintain your body weight in a healthy range. As we age the metabolism slows down leading to slow elimination of fat from the body. The stubborn fat that gets deposited under the skin layers is difficult to lose. Hence, make sure to eat right, be active and take all the necessary actions to manage your weight.
You can try Ayurvedic treatment for weight loss that follows a multidimensional approach and includes diet changes, exercise, yoga and some special Ayurvedic therapies to get rid of stubborn fat from the body.
These are just 4 simple ways to help you feel more youthful. There’s more! You can read the full article here: http://www.plentywell.com/8-smart-ways-naturally-look-feel-youthful/
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