Do you know why we get older or seem to get old? I think you know it. If not, keep in mind that it is the age that makes us be old and lose our youthfulness. Due to growing age, the process of repairing broken cells or making new cells in our body slows down. Broken cells lead you to have wrinkles on your face & skin and weaken your immune system.
Brian Kennedy, the president of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging and a molecular biologist in California, says, “Once you are broken, it is hard to put you back together. If we can target ageing, then we can extend human health span, keeping people disease-free and high-functioning”. It is clear here that you can stay young and healthy if you slow down your ageing process. You can have queries how to do it. I am here to support you with the following five simple, but effective tips to stay young and healthy:
- Take green tea
Green tea consists of the antioxidants EGCG that fights wrinkles and rejuvenates skin cells. It has two more antioxidants – catechins and polyphenols. These two take years away from your face. Your regular intake of green tea helps you control your blood sugar and keep you away from cancer. It helps you fight with several age-related diseases including cancer. Take at least a cup of it every morning. For better results, you can take 2-3 cups a day.
- Have balanced diet and take exercises
Like air and water, food is essential to living our lives. Having a balanced diet is the most effective tip on how to stay young and healthy. Here the balanced diet means that the food that you take as your breakfast, lunch, dinner or supper should have all the nutritional elements such as carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamin and minerals. Taking balanced diet helps you to stay healthy and this leads you to stay young, as your body is capable of fighting with diseases and your immune system is strong.
Keep it in mind that having a balanced diet is not sufficient to stay young, healthy and fit. You need to be physically active and take exercises on a regular basis. It is not necessary to do workouts of high intensity. Just take stairs instead of lifts or escalators, go for a morning and evening walk for at least 30 minutes, run or jog.
- Enjoy every moment
Your life is very short. Do not make it too short. Enjoy every moment of it, keeping bad things or happenings aside. Keep in mind that good and bad days come up from time to time. So, do not cry when a bad one comes in your life. Feel good and this good feeling takes all your pains & troubles from you and enables you to live a long and healthy life.
- Be social
Never be alone. Your loneliness can make things worse for you. If you are doing nothing or free, be with your family members – spouse, children, parents, friends and neighbors. Being social keep you away from loneliness.
- Take care of yourself
Here I mean you should give enough time for you. You should dress well and have sunscreen lotion on your body especially face when you go out in the sun. Dressing well makes you feel good about you and having lotion helps your skin stay away from the effect of UV rays. Taking care of the skin is the greatest tip on how to stay young and healthy, as the skin is the part that shows we are getting old. Disclaimer – The views and opinions mentioned here are the writers’ own thoughts or based on the talks held with some of the professionals of respective fields. Never consider the tips or ideas mentioned on Stay Young & Healthy as a substitute for physician’s advice. At Stay Young & Healthy, we strongly advise you to consult your doctor for more details.