How To Look And Feel Younger
We all get older but we don’t have to feel old. You can make life changes to help you feel better, feel younger and live longer.
“We don’t stop playing because we got old, we got old because we stopped playing.” George Benard Shaw
"If you rest, you rust." Helen Hayes
There is no fountain of youth but we can change the way we feel and live longer healthier lives.
I’ve heard some senior citizens say, “If I’d known I was going to live this long I would have taken better care of myself.”
Living hard doesn’t insure you die young it only means you will have bad health.
No one wants to live a long miserable life but many do. They didn’t take care of themselves and now they are paying the price. If you work at it you can have a better quality of life while you are here.
Our skin and bodies age: that’s a fact. Part of it is due to genetics but most has to do with lifestyle.
If you work at it you can look younger than your parents. You can make a few changes to your lifestyle, which will in turn make your skin look younger longer. I’m not saying you won’t have wrinkles because you surely will but you can reduce the amount and control where they appear.
People in their 20’s and 30’s can make a difference in how they look in later years by taking better care of their skin now. Even middle age people can improve what they have and stop future damage.
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
Especially if you live in a dry climate it’s very important to use lotion to keep your skin supple and elastic. If you want to keep your skin young you need to take care of it.
Sadly, when we are younger we don’t think of these things. Young people think they have all the time in the world and being old isn’t on their list of things to think about. Start a good skin care regimen when you are young and you will have younger looking skin when you get older.
There is no magic cream to eliminate wrinkles but you can moisturize and help reduce wrinkles from appearing.
You are going to make wrinkles anyway so at least make happy ones. You’ve seen old folks that look like they are frowning all the time and then you’ve seen those with happy wrinkles. You can tell they were content with their life and had a good time whether they had money, great health or wonderful kids that turned out like they thought they should.
Betty White is a pretty woman and mostly because she smiles all the time. Smiling makes you look 70% better no matter how many wrinkles you have.
We can’t always control the world but we can control the way we see things, our attitude about things makes all the difference in the world and it will show on our face in later life.
I have read pros and cons about sun screen but am a firm believer in protecting our face and body from damaging ultraviolet rays. Wear sun screen and you won’t be sorry. You can also find make up and other skin care products with ultraviolet protection already in it.
I’ve talked to three dermatologists and they all agree: wear sun screen. It helps protect you from melanoma and other serious skin cancers as well as reducing wrinkles.
Many baby boomers were into tanning with baby oil and no sunscreen. They are now paying for that mistake. Embrace your skin color. Skin cancer and extra wrinkles in later years are not worth the bronze look.
I have a sister that is addicted to tanning. She’s four years younger than I am and looks fifteen years older. I didn’t tan and look much younger than I am. It makes a huge difference.
Smoking ages your skin and the face people make when they suck on a cigarette causes vertical lines around the mouth that adds to the aged look. Smoke dries out your skin, which ages your face. And of course smoking shortens your life.
Exercise is the fountain of youth.
The most important thing you can do is keep moving. People retire from their jobs and sit in a chair doing nothing because that’s what they’ve always wanted to do, only that will kill you. We can’t wait to be retired so we can do nothing but if you look at the statistics you’ll find that many people die shortly after retirement. Why? Inactivity is the leading cause of death. Most diseases and health conditions are due to not exercising.
According to the American Heart Association more people die from heart related illnesses than any other cause. Exercise will reduce your chances of getting them by 70%. You can avoid most heart conditions by exercising and eating less fat.
We can’t do a whole lot about the way we look aside from getting plastic surgery. If the preventative measures I listed above don’t work you can at least change the way you feel. You may look like a senior citizen but you don’t have to feel like one.
Exercise will reduce cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure and reduce your waist size. You’ll feel better, feel young, be more limber and have less sickness. That is a fact.
Avoid white foods like those made from processed white flour, potatoes, processed white sugar and fat.
Eat more green foods. You know this stuff and some of you may be doing it or you know it but don’t want to do it. The choice is yours but if you don’t do it you will suffer the consequences.
Start today, the sooner you begin your healthy life style the sooner you will feel better and move towards a younger healthier future.
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