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Longevity: The key to slow the aging process

As time passes, we all age. The passing of time is inevitable. It is our choice whether or not to do it healthfully and with balance. 

During the day, we continually face pollution, stress, toxins that make us more prone to breakout and aging fastly. 

Hydration is the name of the game for optimal health, well-being, and a slow aging process. Healthy hair, glowy skin, pretty nails, and pretty much everything else depend on being super hydrated. And, it affects how you feel. This is because every cell in your body relies on water to survive and thrive. Staying hydrated can increase strong muscle, burn more calories, improve mental health, and reduce signs of aging. Your skin is one of the first things to benefit from proper hydration, which is supported by an alkaline body pH.

We should optimize the way we move through life with longevity in mind. 

What to consider to look and feel younger?

#1 If you smoke, STOP!

One of the main enemies of longevity and good skin looking is smoking. So, the best thing you can do for your health and longevity is to quit smoking. Smoke is strongly related to serious conditions like heart disease, lung disorders. Also, it speeds up how quickly skin ages. It causes wrinkles and a dull, sallow complexion.

#2 Well-balanced diet!

Studies suggest that eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables may help prevent damage that leads to premature skin aging. They also suggest that a diet containing lots of high-processed sugar or other refined carbohydrates can stimulate aging and wrinkles. 

Strive to maintain a healthy weight based on your height and age. If you’re too underweight or have poor nutrition, your skin can become dry and your body can lose soft tissue, resulting in deeper wrinkles. People who are overweight or have excess fat can experience skin irritation, blisters, rashes, infections, stretch marks, and skin folds.

So, what’s the best diet to preserve healthy skin?

Here is the recommendation:

  • Lean sources of high protein, such as antibiotic-free boneless, skinless chicken breast or beans and lentils
  • Fish with low mercury and high omega oil content
  • Low carbohydrate veggies and low glycemic index berries
  • No processed foods or foods with excess added sugar or corn syrup
  • No inflammatory foods, which include processed meats, sugary drinks, white bread, fried foods, white pasta, gluten, soybean oil, and vegetable oil
  • Antioxidant supplements and additional supplements based on dietary lifestyle

#3 Alcohol

We know that drinking alcohol may be funny, enjoyable but, it is not healthy at all. Alcohol is rough on the skin. It dehydrates and damages the skin, which can make us look older. Make sure to drink only in moderation, so you can protect your skin, liver, overall health as well. 

#4 Exercise

Exercising is good, cool. It helps mental health, shaping your body. It builds confidence, as well as helping with longevity and slowing the aging process. 

#5 Reprogram your vision of old age

A study at Yale recently showed that those with a positive view of growing older lived seven years longer than those who griped about it. So, embrace it and enjoy every single day you experience in your life. 

#6 Add supplements to your daily routine

Supplements. The reason why we age is the lacking of essential minerals and vitamins in the organism. Even though we think we are eating healthy, or exercising, we still have problems due to the lack of essential nutrients in our bodies. 

All the essential nutrients like vitamin C, D, B or minerals like zinc, magnesium, iron, and so many more, help boost the metabolism and make us less prone to aging and wrinkles.