The age that we feel and the date of birth specified in our driver’s license does not necessarily need to be the same – there are lots of great methods that can help us feel and look years, even a decade younger than we are. Here are some tips related to the lifestyle changes that can bring almost instant, positive changes and make everyone tell us that we don’t look our age.
Have a Healthy Breakfast Every Day
Most of us have busy, chaotic mornings and no time for breakfast. However, skipping the first meal of the day will leave you with less energy to go about your day and will upset the balance of your digestive tract. Having a quick, healthy breakfast takes only a couple of minutes – just chop up a fruit or a vegetable, grab one of the hard-boiled eggs that you have prepared in advance, put a slice of cheese on your whole-grain croissant or pour some skimmed milk on your favorite sugar-free cereals and you are done.
Clean Up Your Diet
Excessive amounts of sugar, processed foods, foods prepared in oil or fat and too many carbs can start inflammatory processes in the body that accelerate the aging process. Remove them from your diet altogether or reduce your intake of such meals and replace them with meals rich in Omega 3 fatty acids (found in high concentrations in oily fish), with fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy and lean proteins, such as chicken and beef. Eat five smaller portions, rather than two or three large ones – smaller helpings are easier to digest and you will not feel fatigued after finishing your meals.
Do Some Mild Exercise
Don’t think strenuous, two-hour work-out sessions in the gym – just try to walk a bit more every day. Recent studies have shown that taking a half-an-hour long, brisk walk every day offers efficient training for the muscles, it improves circulation, helps with weight loss efforts and improves the mood, too, so take a quick walk around the block every day – you will feel and look refreshed and rejuvenated right afterwards.
Implement the Right Skincare Regimen
The condition of your skin is among the most important factors when it comes to the age that you feel. Use skincare products that are appropriate for your age and your skin type – if you are in your thirties, use light lotions with intensive hydrating effects, switch to a richer moisturizer in your forties and start using anti-aging products and the best brightening serum you can find as you approach your fifties. Make sure to use a suitable cleansing product twice a day every day and apply an exfoliant every couple of weeks to remove dead cells from the surface of your skin and to rejuvenate it.
Refresh Your Wardrobe
For a youthful appearance and for being happy with what you see in the mirror, you also a need youthful, stylish wardrobe. Don’t wear clothes that are not of the right size – items that are either too large or too tight are not becoming. Don’t be afraid to wear bright colors, but you should always pair a bright-colored item with neutral colors to create a harmonious appearance.