The process of aging can be a tough one on many people. It also goes much more than skin deep. There are many warning signs that could be an indicator that your body is aging too quickly. These signs are go way beyond your typical “smoking” and “drinking” habits that can still do damage to your skin and your overall body. However, did you know that the normal things you do on a daily basis can cause you to age prematurely? This is all because as we get older our bodies can’t handle as much as they could when we were younger!
If you’re beginning to not like what you’re seeing in the mirror, it might be just about the time to evaluate some of your daily routine. The foods you eat and even the way you sleep can add years to your face and may possibly shorten your lifespan and ultimately aging too fast! Experts studied and uncovered some reasons as to why you could be aging too fast. Listed below are some of the most common age-accelerating habits and ways to reverse the process. Keep on reading to find out what these daily signs are and how you can stop yourself from doing them and stopping yourself from continuing to age!
What Are The Signs That You’re Aging Too Fast?
So you’re in your late 30’s to early 40’s, these day’s this is still considered to be a fairly young age. That’s because many people are living longer and breaking scientific norms! However, you’re noticing some sure signs of aging too fast and you’re not sure where they are coming from! Well unfortunately, this could be coming from some things you do on daily basis that you don’t even realize is causing your premature aging!
- Multitasking. So you’ve got your daily to-do list, but it never seems to end; that stress from your hectic life may be taxing your body. Several studies have shown that chronic stress triggers the release of free radicals, the unstable molecules that damage cells and are responsible for aging. Many suggest to try concentrating on one task at a time and only moving on once you finish.
- You Never Pass Up Dessert. Your sweet tooth may also be adding years to your face. Sugar molecules tend to attach themselves to protein fibers in each of our cells, say Susan Stuart, MD, board certified dermatologist. The damaging process, known as glycation, can result in a loss of radiance, dark circles under our eyes, loss of tone, puffiness, and increase in fine lines and wrinkles and a loss of facial contours.
- Not Getting Enough Sleep. Besides the obvious side effect of dark bags under your eyes, it also as been linked to a shorter lifespan. Making sure you sleep within the seven-hour range is optimal. If you have symptoms of deprivation, which includes a lack of daytime energy, mental sluggishness, attention problems or weight gain, try getting to bed earlier.
- Binge Watching Television. Study done by the British Journal of Sports Medicine studies about 11,000 Australians age 25 years and older, had found that for every hour of television watched, adults cut their life expectancy by 22 minutes. Even more, people who spent an average of six hours a day watching TV lived five years less less than their non-viewing counterparts.
- Spending Most Of You Day Sitting. People who tend to spend more time in their day sitting are at increased risk for kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. By exercising regularly helps to prevent these health issues and keeps you living longer.
- Not Using Eye Creams. Everyone should be required to use an eye cream, unless you enjoy the early on-set signs of aging, which obviously nobody enjoys looking old. Skin around our eyes is thinner than the skin on the rest of your face and shows age faster. Emollients and moisturizers that trap moisture, antioxidants, hyaluronic acid and vitamin c are important factors.
- You Rarely Use Sunscreen. Small tasks such as running errands, driving, walking back and forth to the mailbox may end up doing more damage to your skin than spending a day at the beach. Many people don’t realize that UV light is present even when it’s cloudy or raining. Protect your skin by wearing sunblock anytime you go outdoors.
- Wearing Too Much Makeup. Wearing an excessive amount of makeup, especially oil based products, can clog your skin pores and cause outbreaks. In addition, using product with fragrances, irritating chemicals, and alcohol may dry out the skin by removing its natural oils, which causes premature lines and wrinkles.
- Sipping Drinks Through Straws. Yes this is a strange, but true one. Pursing your lips can also bring about premature wrinkles around the mouth. This also happens quite frequently when you smoke cigarettes. Pour your bottles beverages not a drinking glass to avoid puckering up.
- Cutting All Fat Out From Your Diet. Some fat, the good fat, is necessary for maintaining a youthful feeling and appearance. Consume heart healthy omega 3 fatty acids found in oily fish and certain nuts to keep skin supple and plump. They boost both heart and brain health as well.
- Slouching. Slouching can cause our spine to form an unattractive and potentially harmful hunched posture over time. The spine has a well balanced S-shaped curvature in order to stabilize and support us.