Growing old as we know is inevitable, but why not slow ageing. It’s hard not to notice that people age differently. Some have wrinkles on the face and belly fat appears already to 30 years, and the other 50 years differ youthful appearance and the excellent figure. However, there are many safe ways that can help significantly slow down the aging process and prolong life. Here are ten simple tips.
1. Do not smoke and stay away from smoking
This is the most important piece of advice. We all know what kind of damage to health caused by tobacco – add wrinkles, destroy the lungs – in other words, there are many reasons to refrain from both active and passive smoking.
In addition, there is an opinion that one should not even touch cigarettes. The fact is that in the process of growing tobacco shoots actively absorb radioactive elements, such as radium, polonium-210, and lead-210, from fertilizers that are used in agriculture. After the tobacco leaves are collected and dried, these elements remain inside the plant and even in microdoses, but still, enter the body through the usual touch to cigarettes.
2. Maintain a low weight
Weight loss – a very important factor contributing to slow down ageing. Fat cells have an adverse effect on the body – in particular, cause hardening of the arteries, and a predisposition to the second type of diabetes.
3. Take vitamin supplements
Take natural vitamin supplements and antioxidant supplements. Water-soluble (e.g., vitamin C) and fat-soluble (e.g., full E complex and carotenoids). Take antioxidant complexes containing selenium, green tea extract, alpha-lipoic acid, Resveratrol, and coenzyme Q10. They stimulate the production of energy.
4. Eat tomatoes. Scientists conducted a study for 11 years. They compared the rations and health status of 5,000 participants and concluded that by including tomatoes in their meals, they can reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases by as much as 26%. According to experts, all because of lycopene – an antioxidant contained in tomatoes and giving them a red color. So add some tomatoes in your morning sandwich.
5. Once a week, refrain from eating
Proper diet prevents aging body cells, reduces the amount of sugar in the blood and prevents the development of inflammation, and contributes to lower the number of free radicals. To replace the food, drink more water.
6. Keep a pet
Pet owners are less likely to seek medical attention, live longer, even after a heart attack, suffer less from depression and high blood pressure.
7. In chronic pain, seek medical care
Chronic pain, weakens the immune system, can cause depression, and increase the level of the harmful stress hormone cortisol.
8. Walk in the fresh air
Walking in the fresh air is very beneficial for your health and strengthening your cardiovascular system. Blood vessels become fragile as we age, but exercise, especially walking, makes them flexible. Furthermore, light exercise reduces the possibility of diabetes, cancer, depression, dementia, or even slowing down the aging of the skin.
9. Less argue
Disputes and bickering increase the risk of clogged arteries. Instead of allowing the flare dispute to convince yourself that it is normal to have different points of view.
10. Surround yourself with plants
A little work in the garden or in a greenhouse for growing plants is a great way to reduce stress or to recover from illness. It is proved that just being able to see the plants in the room or outside the window has a beneficial effect on bedridden patients.
11. Perform strength exercises
Power gymnastics is almost as important for the aging body, as well as a walk in the fresh air for normal heart function. After forty years, the body begins to lose annually about 115 grams of muscle mass, which is gradually replaced by fat. Lifting weights three times a week for half an hour allows you to make up for this loss.
Adhering to these simple guidelines, you can slow aging process, live longer and happier.