There are many ways to stay younger looking. You could have botox NJ to eradicate wrinkles and fine lines, or have a facelift if things really have gone south. You might also choose to dye your hair or have an image makeover. However, if you want to stay looking younger for longer, the best way to keep old age at bay is to be happy.
There is a strong link between physical health and feeling youthful. A research project carried out at University College London discovered that people who felt younger were less likely to die from cardiovascular disease. Researchers concluded that people who felt more youthful looked after their health better. It therefore follows that if we are happy we tend to feel more youthful, so it is clear that being happy influences our body greatly.
In an ideal world, we would all be happy as pigs in mud, but life has a nasty habit of getting in the way. Despite this, try to be a ‘glass half full’ kind of person, instead of always looking on the dark side. If you adopt the view that the end result won’t change, no matter how you look at it, you should find it easier to be happy and relaxed.
So now we know that being happy will help us stay younger and healthier, how can we achieve this desirable state of mind?
Stress is bad for our health. Stressed people are not happy people. Exposure to long-term stress causes many health problems, all of which will make you look a lot older than you really are. Stress affects our skin, our hair, and our mood. Try to avoid stress where possible and if this isn’t possible, consider changing your job, your relationship, or your whole life.
Focus on the Bigger Picture
When life is tough, it is easy to be bogged down in the everyday difficulties we all face. However, instead of worrying about your own problems, start focusing on the bigger picture instead. It’s easy to sit at home thinking “woe is me”, but what you need to remember is that there is always someone worse off than you are. To distract you from your worries, do charity work or help a neighbor. Looking outside of your own life is a great way to stay young and ‘in the moment’.
Try New Things
Once you get into the habit of sitting around at home, doing nothing useful, old age will soon catch up with you. Older people who stay active, maintain a good social circle and try new things tend to enjoy a better quality of life than those who sit around all day, home alone. It’s hard to try new things once you grow older, but push yourself out of your comfort zone, and before long you will look and feel better.
Even if old age does catch up with you eventually, you are only as old as you feel!