Healthy Habits That Keep You Looking Younger Longer

There’s no single secret to looking younger. However, you can adopt lifestyle practices to help slow the aging process and retain a more youthful appearance. Incorporating a few healthy habits at a time can go a long way in helping you age well.

The anti-aging specialists at PharmXHealthOne in Boynton Beach and Port Saint Lucie, Florida, offer a range of services that can help you rejuvenate your mind and body. But, they want you to know there are also things you can do to stay younger for longer.

In this blog, they explain lifestyle changes that can help you look and feel youthful for years to come.

Move your body

When it comes to staying youthful, getting plenty of physical activity ranks high. Your body is meant to move, and when you engage in regular physical activity, you help your body stay strong as you age. 

You don’t have to join a gym or dedicate hours a day to physical activity. Getting as little as 15 minutes of high intensity exercise each day or 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise can help you revitalize your body, ward off chronic diseases, and keep your body and mind youthful.

Tame stress

Stress can age you. Chronic stress can leave you looking tired and worn out. When researchers analyzed blood samples from highly stressed moms caring for a child with a chronic illness, they discovered that the women's telomeres were significantly shorter than those of moms caring for healthy children.

Telomeres are parts of DNA that are linked to cellular aging. Shorter telomeres are linked to aging, because the shorter they become, the less likely they are to divide successfully. And moms who spent the most time caring for their sick child or who perceived themselves to be under the most stress were found to have the shortest telomeres.

Although there is no way to avoid stress altogether, learning how to manage it may help you look and feel younger for longer. 

Build and maintain social connections

Human interaction is essential for our health, and our cells are no exception. People who had low social support or who felt isolated were found to have shorter telomeres.

So fostering social connections could help you live longer and healthier and also keep you looking younger as you age.

Protect your skin from the sun

Damage from the sun ages the skin. There's a reason why doctors and sun safety experts always advise people to wear sunscreen: It works. Not only can sunscreen and other sun protection measures, such as wearing hats and protective clothing, help prevent skin cancer, but they can also help protect your skin from premature aging.

Sun damage causes dark spots, sagging, and leathery looking skin. To keep your skin looking youthful for longer, use a daily moisturizer with an SPF (sun protection factor) rating of 35 or higher.

Exfoliate your skin regularly

Making exfoliation a part of your regular skin care routine can help keep your skin smoother, softer, and looking younger for longer. Not only does exfoliation remove dead skin cells, but it also improves blood flow to the surface of the skin.

Dead skin cells can leave your skin looking dull and lifeless. Regular exfoliation can help reduce discoloration, patchiness, and hyperpigmentation, and make your skin look healthy, bright, and silky.

Exfoliating your skin also encourages the production of collagen and elastin, which are the building blocks of skin. As we age, the skin produces less of these substances, which can contribute to the appearance of aging skin.

To learn more about our anti-aging services and what you can do to retain your youthfulness as you age, book an appointment online or over the phone with PharmXhealthOne today.

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