10 Things You Should Stop Doing If You Don't Want To Age
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They say every age has its own beauty, but coming closer to 30, I personally don't want things to go downhill from here all that fast. We admire people who look way younger than they are, we admire their health and maybe even discipline and will, because delaying the inevitable takes some work. But then investing in yourself is the most profitable and safe way to go!
Here are 10 things you must avoid that we came across with on Bright Side:
1. Low fat diets
If you want to avoid wrinkles, you have to consume Omega-3. Omega-3 fat acids make your skin healthier and smoother. Depriving yourself of these will cause early aging.
2. Using straws
When drinking with a straw, you have to purse your lips and that will give you wrinkles around your lips. Obviously, the same goes for smoking. Drink directly from a glass and quit smoking if you can, because it has tons of health benefits including better skin.
3. Sleeping on your side
If you squash your face in your pillow, you are gonna get wrinkles on your cheeks and chin. Experts argue that the best position to sleep is flat on your back.
4. Bad posture
It deflects your backbone of its normal position and makes your muscles and bones incredibly tense. This kind of damage can cause fatigue and pain, as well as permanent deformities.
5. Using sunscreen only on vacation
The main cause of early skin aging is over exposure to UV rays. You should use sunscreen even when it is cloudy since clouds only filter 20% of UV rays.
6. Going overkill with your heating
Too much of artificial heating makes your place dry, which as a result make your skin and hair dry, as well. Dry skin means more wrinkles, so try to keep your heating mediocre.
7. Ditching sugar
Yes, we all know that sugar is bad for our health, but you know what is even worse for us? Stress. You should give yourself a break and go for a nice dessert from time to time, if it makes you happy
8. Too much TV
A study found that for every hour you are watching TV, you are shortening your life expectancy by 22 minutes. That hardly seems to be worth it, doesn't it? It is recommended that you should get up and walk every half an hour no matter if you are sitting at your desk or on your couch.
9. Lack of sleep
Not getting enough sleep will cause you to look tired but it also shortens your life. Adults need at least 7 hours of sleep at night. Experts advise that you go to bed early if you are feeling tired, slow in the head or if you are experiencing weight gain. Yes, not sleeping enough makes you fat.
10. Stress due to lack of organization
Many studies have shown that chronic stress can damage cells seriously, which will accelerate the aging process. Be organized, set realistic goals, divide your task into smaller, more manageable steps and don't procrastinate.