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How to Stay Young and Healthy

Updated on March 3, 2016

There are many ways to stay young and healthy. Nowadays many people have resorted to using cosmetic surgery at the expense of a few hundred dollars.Some have experimented with different cosmetics products and apply these products on their face, skin and other parts of their bodies.

They hope to gain the youthful benefits of appearing and staying young. However, Bear in mind that these products are artificially made and may pose some side effects when used. Staying young and healthy at the same time can be hard to achieve with these artificial means. Unless one is fortunate enough to be born with youthful genes, many will be faced with this dilemma.

However, there are some natural ways for one to slow down the effects of aging.. Believe it or not, some of these ways pertain to an individual psychological and mental well being. Studies have show that some positive mental and psychological well being can result to a more youthfull appearance. Nothing can be further from the truth

Smiling the Wrinkles Away

Smiling a lot can be advantageous to an individual as it projects an image of positive outlook. Not only does a smile project such positive radiant energy, but it also refrains an individual from too much worries, as compared to when a perplexed anxious face or frown is made.

Additionally, a smile does not swell the skin on the forehead that causes stress folds. The skin on the forehead is the one that causes wrinkle flaps. worrying or frowning defines these folds even more.

Laughing your Problems Off

Laughter is the best medicine or so the saying goes and this adage does holds some truth in it. In addition to the positive perspective which a smile can radiate, laughing off a problem can psyche and increase the self confidence of the person. By not seeing the problem as a load but rather as a challenge to be conquered. The benefits of laughing your problems away is that it takes less effort, less energy, and therefore better efficiency in overall body functioning.

Have you ever tried a sport such as ice skating, how did you feel the first time you try to roll on the skates? The effects are similar where the stressor of a problem is equivalent to the pure and extended effort of the skater to try and balance on the two blades. As soon as the individual is able to get a hold of the stressor and accept it as it is, the numbing of the foot is lessened since less amount of muscles are now needed to sustain the same output of being able to balance on the skating board or shoes.

Basically, being able to laugh off your problems promotes the release of endorphins which gives a sense of euphoria on the person and therefore promoting a healthy mental well being

Running Towards Your Opponent

Usually, passive people who have no desire to be insistent at things tend to shy away at the first sign of aggressiveness. They would try to find other means to go round an issue and avoid conflict at all cost.

Though this idea of conflict avoidance may seem to be good way of staying young and healthy. There is still the risk of the stressor following from behind. This causes increased risk of psychological disturbance if the individual has not totally resolved the stressor.

The only way to solve a problem is to face it head on and go through it. Facing a problem does not necessarily mean that you have to fight . The virtue of facing a problem and laughing it off signifies high levels of self confidence that can be more lasting. Think of it this way, A little sailboat is caught in a storm and the waves are quite huge. The only way to endure a big oncoming wave is to charge and slice right through it. Trying to expose the broadside and outmaneuvering such a wave would easily topple the sailboat over.

Whenever a rush to the opponents proves to be a failure on your part, you will still have several chances to think how to efficient and effective you can go through him. By practicing to facing fear head on, one is able to have first hand knowledge in handling similar situations in future.

Staying young and healthy is a simple psychological and mental conditioning of a person to practice looking at life as more than obstacles and problems instead as conquerable events and challenges.

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      speedbird 6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      @ CARIBQUEEN, Thanks for your comments. I really appreciate

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      CARIBQUEEN 6 years ago

      I love this hub as I am always laughing. No-one around me can be sulky or morose. Laughter is such a good medicine, but then I am just a clown sometimes. Good hub.

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      speedbird 6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi Daniyyel, I completely agree with you! thanks for your comments

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      Daniyyel 6 years ago

      I like how laughter is a way of staying young and healthy. I kind of always felt that.

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      Doctor Kanwal 6 years ago from PAKISTAN

      a good effort and its really helpful.

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      speedbird 7 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks RJ for your comments, I am very glad that you found this to be helpful.

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      Reynold Jay 7 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      Somehow I grew old...but I did stay healthy! I enjoyed this very much. You have this laid out beautifully and it is easy to understand. Keep up the great HUBS. Up one and Useful. Hey! I'm now your fan! RJ

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      speedbird 7 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks for your comment zesha!

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      zesha 7 years ago

      i like your work. very informative hub you posted . keep it up.

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      speedbird 7 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks Everettw for you comments, I am glad you find this to be helpful.

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      EverettW 7 years ago

      Nice Hub, I am going to follow you, check out mine when you have the chance and let me know.

      Everett Winchester