Slow the effects of ageing

We all age a little bit every day and like it or not, we can’t do anything about it. However, several lifestyle choices can help to slow down the effects of ageing. Here are ten examples:

1. Stop smoking: cigarettes reduce a smoker’s life expectancy by about four years, not to mention the ageing effects on skin, hair, and teeth.

2. Get sufficient sleep: aim to sleep eight hours a day. Not getting enough sleep is harmful to the skin and can cause unhealthy weight gain and a grim outlook.

3. Use your memory: don’t forget that the brain is a muscle. Give it some exercise with word games, puzzles, and stimulating discussion and readings.

4. Stay active: it’s proven that exercising for 30 minutes a day improves health. Do it every day, if possible.

5. Fill up on antioxidants: colourful fruits and vegetables are full of these compounds that protect the body’s cells and help boost the immune system.

6. Reduce your sugar intake: sugars promote weight gain and accelerate the ageing of the skin. There is also some evidence that they compromise the immune system.

7. Increase your calcium intake: calcium is essential for healthy skin and bones.

8. Manage your stress: stress makes you look older, so aim for a balanced lifestyle through yoga, meditation, exercise, and rest.

9. Protect yourself from the sun: which is the most important factor in ageing skin and one of the main causes of skin cancer.

10. Drink a lot: good hydration is vital for the body’s organs and for healthy looking skin.


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