Aging is a normal life process, and we all experience it differently. However, aging prematurely is something that we might be able to control.
When it comes to daily behaviors that lead to aging, smoking and drinking excessive amounts of alcohol are fairly well-known culprits. Unfortunately, there are more other factors you should be aware of and try to avoid.
Here is what you need to know.
Consuming a diet based on sugar, overly processed junk food, and industrial-made trans fats is a sure road to a fast premature aging process.
Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and chronic inflammation are only a few major causes of premature aging. Discuss with a specialist to figure out the best diet for you and avoid premature aging efficiently.
While some UVB rays are really essential for vitamin D production, staying too much in the sun can wreck your DNA, triggering premature aging.
“Over exposure has been associated with increased wrinkles and an advanced appearance in age, while an under exposure to the sun has been associated with lower vitamin D levels,” explains Melanie Keller ND, naturopathic doctor.
Lack of Exercise
Following an exercise routine is essential in keeping you healthy, happy, and young!
Try at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise daily to really make a difference and avoid premature aging.
Stress is a Killer
Dealing with stress can be excruciating and hard to get over it. But did you know that stress can trigger your telomeres?
Telomeres are essential because they’re responsible for protecting your chromosomes. But, they shorten as you grow older, accelerating chronic stress, leading to premature aging.
Specialists recommend meditation and exercise as highly effective methods of fighting off stress. You can also try EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), a fantastic technique that mixes modern psychology with the principles of ancient Chinese acupressure.