Aging is a fact of life, but how quickly or how well you grow old depends on a lot of things. While you may not actually realize it, there are seemingly harmless things that can add more years to your look. Here are a few surprising things that speed up your aging.
Too Much Makeup
If you always overdo makeup for a youthful appearance, you may have the tendency to age prematurely. While procedures like Botox and facelift may prevent wrinkles, it is still important to keep your makeup clean and natural. Don’t dress like daughter younger version of you and go lighter on your makeup. Wearing too much makeup as you age can only make you look worse, and not better.
Too Much TV
Spending hours in front of the television is not only bad for your waistline but it can also shorten your lifespan. According to a research from the University of Queensland, every hour you watch TV may shorten your life by as much as 22 minutes. The research also suggests that watching TV could increase your risks of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Too Much Salt
High blood pressure is one of the diseases that may increase in likelihood with age. A high sodium diet is a trigger of this condition. It can also lead to some serious complications such as heart attack or stroke. Keep in mind that aging gracefully isn’t just about the inside; you also have to keep your inside healthy too. Avoid dashing extra salt on your meals and stay away from food with 20 percent of your daily recommended value of sodium.
Too Much Sun
Getting too much sun exposure without protection may be severely damaging to your skin. Apply sunscreen to protect your skin from wrinkles, sunspots, and loss of elasticity. You’ll be better off in preventing aging with a little SPF than reversing it with anti-aging products.
Too Much Negativity
Positive people are less vulnerable to mental decline and so lead happier lives. According to a study from Harvard University, happy people are also less likely to develop coronary heart disease. So stay positive, and stay away from negative people, places, and things that can change your outlook in life.
The key to aging gracefully is moderation. Whatever your habits are, too much of such things can be a bad thing. While cosmetic surgery procedures are available to reverse some signs of aging, it is advisable to promote good and healthy habits to age gracefully.