Aging is an unfortunate part of life. Some lucky people look years – even decades – younger than they actually are. What’s their secret? Is it good genes or something else? Chances are, they didn’t unlock the fountain of youth – but they did find ways to turn back the hands of time naturally. Here are some great tips on how to stay young and feel good about yourself and it’s not hard at all.

 

Tips On How To Stay Young

1. Protect Your Skin – There are many foods you can eat that help protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. You should also use sunscreen daily to keep your skin looking its best. No brand is better than others. You could even use a daily moisturizer that has sunscreen built it.

2. Get Enough Sleep – Studies show that if you sleep less than five hours a night, you may age faster. People who sleep five hours or less a night look, on average, nine years older than people that sleep seven or more hours a night. Based on research, middle aged women that slept for five hours or less a night had shorter telomeres than those that slept seven or more hours. Telomeres are sections of your DNA that show cellular aging. The shorter your telomeres, the older you look.

3. Do Yoga – Yoga can also be considered exercise but I’m going to put it in a category by itself. Yoga relaxes and calms which may help eliminate stress in your life – one of the major causes of rapid aging! Yoga is a Sanskrit word meaning “union.” It brings together a union of the mind, body, and spirit through controlled breathing, meditation, and various physical poses called asana’s. Studies show the younger you start yoga, the better. My daughters’ elementary school incorporates yoga into the physical education program. I first thought it was just a fun, progressive idea but there’s so many health benefits too. Yoga may help you manage stress better. Stress can cause a host of health programs from premature aging, heart attack, and depression. One or two classes isn’t going to magically solve all your stress problems, though. It takes time to change your thought process and how you react to stressors.

How To Stay Young Naturally

 

4. Eat Healthy – Dan Buettner (National Geographic writer and explorer), has done study on men and women that reached age 100, it showed that the people who live the longest also eat the healthiest. That sounds like a no brainer, but these people eat less meat and more beans, nuts, and soy. They also drink more green tea. Green tea is a potent source of antioxidants which helps in so many things from weight loss to improved brain function. Drinking 2 cups of green tea a day has been shown to make a difference in your telomeres.

5. Do Exercise – Regular exercise may help you lose weight, tone your muscles, build bone strength, and think clearer. I know when I’m feeling a little down or need to think something through, I go for a walk. The fresh air lifts my mood and exercise gets more oxygen to my brain helping me think clearly. Sometimes I even have an ‘aha!’ breakthrough. There’s a movement that’s been gaining steam called ‘walk and talk therapy’ where – instead of having a therapy or counseling session stuck in an office – you get out and walk and talk with your therapist. Try exercising at least 30 minutes, five days a week. Pick something you enjoy doing. Walk, bike, swim, run, aerobics etc… The key is to get moving.

 

Here Are A Few Other Ways How To Stay Young Naturally

 

6. Be Surrounded With Fun Loving People – Enjoy the people around you. Try to surround yourself with people who are fun, active, funny, and make you feel good about yourself and life and have positive attitude towards life. Drama kings and queens need not apply. Nothing may age you faster than dealing with constant drama from family and friends. Don’t accept anything but the best for yourself and your outlook on life.

7. Be Positive – How you view aging has an impact on how you look. Make sure you have goals and look forward to the future. If you can say you’ll look forward to the future at 80 as much as you did at 26, your positive attitude on life and aging will carry you a long way.

You’ve probably heard the sayings “age is nothing but a number” and “you’re only as old as you feel.” Take these to heart. Eat well, exercise, do yoga, get enough sleep, and enjoy life and you may look and feel young for years to come!