Skin changes are some of the most noticeable signs of aging. Evidence of aging includes sagging skin and wrinkles. While aging is a natural process, there are many other things that humans do that make their skin age more quickly than it naturally would. The good news is that though humans have not yet cracked the immortality code, scientific advancements have made it possible to reclaim your youth. Here are 5 ways to beat aging, according to top skin specialists:
Get enough sleep
Researchers have uncovered a lot of evidence that link the quality of sleep to multiple aspects of your health. When you are asleep, the body goes into repair mode. The repair carried out when you are sleeping renews tissues that were damaged in the course of the day and prepares the body for eventualities that may come the next day.
Studies have also found that skimping on sleep is likely to lead to chronic conditions including Type 2 diabetes. Health scientists recommend that you should spend about 7-9 hours sleeping-not just lying in bed. Failure to get enough sleep is likely to increase insulin resistance by as much as 82 percent.
Build thick skin
Your skin is the largest organ in the body and shows signs of aging more easily compared to any other part of the body. To guard against the ravages of the weather elements especially the sun, you should maintain high antioxidant levels as well as have adequate vitamins such as A, C, D and E. These vitamins act like natural sunscreen for the body which helps in guarding against skin cancer and aging.
Numerous studies have indicated that fasting has many health benefits including reduced cholesterol and weight loss. Fasting also helps in healing your mind and emotions.
Absorb vitamin D-from the sun for more energy
Studies have found that about half of the people living in the UK are vitamin D deficient. Lack of sufficient vitamin D is the leading cause of chronic tiredness and fatigue. In addition, some types of depression and certain forms of seasonal affective disorders are related to this deficiency. Vitamin D also known as the sunshine vitamin is synthesized when there is bright sunshine and especially when the sun is about 45 degrees in the sky. If you live in regions where there is insufficient light such as in Britain, you should consider taking supplements. You can also get this vital vitamin from foods such as eggs, butter and oily fish.
Chronic stress induces and elevates cortisol levels. This leads to mood disorders, high blood sugar, irritability and insomnia as well as hypertension. To help you manage stress, consider engaging in stress-reducing activities such as meditation and cardiovascular workout.
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