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9 Ways To Prevent Premature Aging

It is the aspiration of everybody to live long. But none of us wants to grow old prematurely by developing wrinkles and age marks at a very early age.

You can delay these wrinkles from coming . though you cannot prevent them outrightly. You can also reverse some age marks and look younger than you were looking previously.

Let's see how this is possible. To start with,it is important to understand what causes aging according to scientists. Aging is a natural process but some reactions inside your body causes aging.

Everyday our body produces free radicals as byproducts of metabolism. These free radicals are the major causes of sicknesses and aging. So you can delay aging by following these lifestyle tips.

1. Take foods containing antioxidants.

Antioxidants are substances obtained from natural foods that can prevent free radicals from causing oxidation stress. They are mainly contained in plant products such as fruits and vegetables.

2. Eat balanced diet.

A balanced diet is a diet that contains all the food nutrients in right quantities needed by the body. When we lack important nutrients in our body, the effect will be either sickness or we may not look as good as expected.

3. Avoid bright Sunlight.

The sunlight helps the body by providing us with vitamin D. It also enhances aging through the damaging effect of the ultra violet rays from the sun.

To avoid these harmful rays,you either avoid exposure to bright Sunlight or wear sunscreen.

4. Take plenty of beta carotene and lycopene and carotenoids.

Beta carotene, lycopene and carotenoids are substances gotten from plant products that can help to prevent our body from the damaging effect of ultra violet rays from the sun.

You may get beta carotene from carrots, pawpaw, potatoes, oranges, apples etc. You can also get lycopene from tomatoes, watermelon, papaya, red grapes, etc. Carotenoids can be gotten from green vegetables.

5. Take plenty of vitamin C.and A

Vitamin C is what the body uses to produce collagen which serves as nàtural antiseptic for the body. They also helps to improve the body's immunity against diseases.

Another vitamin that plays a very important role is vitamin A. This vitamin is is a fat soluble vitamins that helps the eyes, and skin.

6. Engage in physical exercise regularly.

Regular physical exercise is important to keep you healthy and youthful. Exercise helps to improve your blood circulation. It also helps to make you stronger.

7. Stay hydrated.

Making sure that your body doesn't lack water is important if you don't want to look older than your folks. Water is important natural medicine. It is very important for your skin and all the systems in the body.

8. Maintain a regular sleep schedule.

Sleeping at the right time and waking up at the right time plays an important role in keeping you healthy and youthful.

9. Avoid smoking and don't take too much alcohol.

Smoking dries your skin and makes it thinner. So avoid it totally. Do not exceed the recommended dosage for alcohol if you like taking them.

Source of information: www.healthline.com

Content created and supplied by: StayHealthy (via Opera News )

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