Aging is a natural part of life for both men and women, but that doesn’t mean it’s always pleasant. If you’re worried about losing your youthful looks and demeanor, then you’re not alone. Don’t worry — there’s help along the way. There are plenty of things you can do to knock years off your image without destroying your bank account or getting surgery, like taking attentive care of your skin and changing up your hairstyle.
1. Eat tomatoes and peppers (colorful peppers)
They are rich sources of lutein, an antioxidant carotenoid that Dr Kara Fitzgerald, a researcher in nutritional biochemistry at the Institute for Functional Medicine in Washington, found to have a profound effect on slowing biological ageing.
2. Get a good night sleep
A single night of insufficient sleep can make an older adult’s cells age quicker, according to a study at UCLA. Not only that, but poor sleepers feel older and have a worse outlook on ageing, which ultimately affects their health.
3. Reduce your in take of processed foods
In 2020 researchers from the University of Navarra, warned that eating ultra-processed foods is linked to the accelerated shortening of telomeres, structures located at the ends of our chromosomes that are markers of our biological age
4.Embrace walking as a form of exercise.
Middle-aged adults who take this sweet spot of walking steps every day are 70% less likely to die at a younger than expected age than those who manage a lower daily total
5. Go running or visit the gym. Lift weights to preserve muscles and prevent falls, but keep up your cardio for anti-ageing effects.
6. Continue your exercise routine
Staying active throughout life keeps your body young, according to researchers. Exercise helps to prevent loss of muscle mass and keep your immune system young
7 Eat more fiber
Not many of us get enough fiber in our diets, but an added incentive to increase our intake comes from a study in Journals of Gerontology showing that it helps to slow ageing.