There’s an endless supply of ads that focus on age-defying products to make you look younger and claim to reverse many of the harm natural aging has had on your body, especially in the case of your skin. Whether or not these products actually do as they claim is the question. If your goal is living a longer, healthier, more youthful life they key is changing your lifestyle to one that focuses on self-care and longevity. If looking younger and living longer were as easy as popping supplements or applying certain beauty products, everyone would live into their 90’s, but that isn’t the reality. Defying age naturally and with health in mind takes time and requires commitment, yet much of what you can do to live a healthy more youth-focused life is relatively easy.
Instead of covering up your age, embrace these ten age-defying techniques that turn back the clock using simple lifestyle changes…
1. Eat Well
There are a lot of diseases that we just can’t control or prevent, but on the flip side, certain healthy lifestyle changes (i.e., eating well) can really do wonders for your inner and outer health. For instance, a healthy, balanced diet can boost your immune system, give you a better chance at fighting infections and diseases, and even reduce the chances of developing medical problems later in life. That said, maintaining a healthy diet most of the time and indulging in desserts, a glass of wine, or other “unhealthy” foods in moderation is still believed to reduce stress and encourage longevity by many health experts.
Eat a delicious but healthy variety of foods—including lean meats, high-nutrient fish, healthy whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. Healthy food doesn’t need to be bland and you don’t have to cut out major food groups to eat well. Plus, many healthy foods contain high amounts of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and protein, all key components to a healthy diet. Recent research continues to show connections between the healthy compounds in fruits and vegetables and age-defying benefits that give you internal and external results. For instance, many foods high in antioxidants and lean proteins encourage healthy skin and shiny hair, as well as a strong immune system.