There’s an art to aging vibrantly. Feeling well and good at any age takes focusing on things that matter while letting go of things that don’t. These small lifestyle changes can impact your wellbeing in big ways. When you feel glowy on the inside, your skin will reward you. Try this.
1.Shift your mindset
Thinking about getting older will only make you feel older. Aging gracefully means putting your age into a positive light. You’re wiser and more resilient than you were 10 years ago. Focus on enjoying your years.
2.Move more often
Exercise three times a week or more for 45 minutes. Regular workouts are good for your heart, figure and mind—studies have shown that it helps boost serotonin levels (a depression diminisher).
3.SPF, SPF, SPF.
Wear a broad-spectrum SPF 30 every day to counteract the aging effects of the sun and protect against skin cancer. UVA rays, which cause wrinkles and age spots, can also penetrate windows such as in office windows, cars and on planes. Adding an antioxidant-containing sunscreen into your skincare routine will also help neutralize any free radicals in the environment from dulling your skin.
4.Get a good night’s sleep
Go ahead, sleep in. Studies have shown that 7-9 hours of sleep each night helps increase longevity. When you don’t get the proper amount of sleep, the body enters “stress mode,” which decreases your ability to fend off illnesses. Sleep not only lifts your mood; it promotes healthy weight and brain function and is known to help fight bone density loss.
Set aside time to help others. Studies show that volunteers enjoy lower stress levels, improved mood and self-esteem. One study found that giving back to community may reduce death risk by up to 20%. Self-reported volunteers have lower cases of depression and higher levels of life satisfaction and wellbeing.
6.Sport some fringe
Bangs are making a beautiful comeback. Mature women can use this style trick to hide forehead lines and flatter the face by creating a structured look. Ask your stylist for side-swept wispy bangs (not blunt bangs above the brows).
Lack of moisture is a leading cause of fine lines and wrinkles. Be sure your anti-aging skincare regimen includes a rich moisturizer with ingredients such as glycerin, shea butter and sodium hyaluronate. Using a serum or facial oil before your moisturizer will promote softer, more supple skin.
8.Go for greens
Dark leafy greens such as kale, spinach and Swiss chard boast countless health benefits. Beautifying your whole body is one. Greens are packed with vitamins A and C, potassium and antioxidants that promote healthy, glowing skin and hair.
Be conscious of TV time. A study showed that every hour of television viewed after age 25 translates may take 22 minutes from frequent watchers’ life expectancy. Too much screen time is also associated with feelings of isolation and loneliness; however, note that diet and exercise play a role.
10. Banish stress
Stress is aging. When you’re stressed, the body releases the hormone cortisol, which appears to cause loss of collagen and muscle mass as well as contribute to osteoporosis. To counteract stress, practice deep breathing exercises and mindfulness meditation. Try mobile “guided meditation” apps that allow you to be mindful anywhere you are.
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