Don't do this if you want to keep your youth.Vika
Did you know that there are habits that accelerate the aging process? Some of them, at first glance, are very harmless. Do you want to know what in everyday life can cost you several years of your life? Read our article. I bet you have at least one such habit ...
1. To keep your youth ...
Everyone knows and it is scientifically proven that smoking and obesity shorten life. Everyone has heard about the dangers of these habits for a long time. However, there are habits that we consider harmless, but in fact, they accelerate the aging process of our body. Here are some of them…
2. You are nervous for any reason.
When you're nervous, your body releases more stress hormones like cortisol, norepinephrine, and adrenaline. How do these hormones work on humans? The lower immunity and increase blood pressure, cause sleep and memory disturbances and worsen our well-being and mood. As a result, our bodies age faster.
3. Do not use sunscreen cosmetics.
If you only use sunscreen creams on the beach while on holiday in warm countries, then don't be surprised to see noticeable wrinkles on your skin. Sunscreen should be used all year round. Scientists came to this conclusion after conducting a lot of different studies. For example, the Australians analyzed the skin condition of 900 volunteers and found that those who use sunscreen cosmetics had healthy and elastic skin.
4. Eat a lot of sugar.
Excess sugar in our diet can lead not only to obesity but also to the rapid aging of the skin. And all because of glycation - a process that occurs in our body as a result of excess glucose in cells. It slows down the synthesis of collagen, reduces the energy reserves and stress resistance of the skin, and accelerates the aging process.
5. Move a little and do not do any physical exercise.
Movement is life. It sounds corny, but it really is. A person needs physical activity to feel good. Even a 30-minute daily walk will keep us healthy - reduce inflammation in the body, lower blood pressure, improve brain function and help relieve chronic stress. And regular exercise will protect you from osteoporosis.
6. Harbor resentment.
People who accumulate resentment and anger for a long time not only feel worse but also age faster. Research results, published in the Journal of Behavioral Medicine, have shown that people who do not forgive old grudges experience poor sleep. This in turn leads to increased levels of stress hormones in the blood, which raise blood pressure and sugar levels, which can lead to obesity.
7. You are very busy and rarely meet with friends.
Did you know that friendship is the key to longevity? According to scientific research, meeting friends (even just having any contact with them) reduces the risk of mental illness, treats depression, reduces stress, and protects our bodies from inflammatory processes that can lead to chronic illness.
8. Love to watch TV.
A study of 11,000 people, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, found that every hour spent in front of a TV screen reduces life by 22 minutes. It turns out that people who watch TV for 6 hours a day live 5 years less than those who do not like to sit in front of a TV screen.
9. You rarely make love.
An active sex life, according to scientific research, strengthens the immune system, lowers blood pressure, reduces pain, relieves depression, and - as stated in the Journal of the American Medical Association - reduces the risk of certain types of cancer. During intimacy, our body produces endorphins - "hormones of pleasure" - and serotonin - "the hormone of happiness." They not only boost our immunity but also make us feel happy, healthy and we look younger.