After 35, we often come to terms with waking up in the morning with hairs around the pillow, those grey hairs lurking in between our black mane, those wrinkles on our flawless skin, or the searing back pain after climbing stairs. Yes, by the grace of time, we have aged. But then we see Tom Cruise jumping buildings with that boyish grin and Anil Kapoor rocking those dance numbers with fluid moves giving a tough time to their age. It would be a lie had you never imagined yourself in their place. Then again, why imagine when you can achieve this miracle. Beat your age with our 10 proven ways.
1. Cardio and Core Exercises
No matter what the age, a few cardio exercises suit all, be it walking or jogging. It helps to pump blood to every part of the body, lowers the chances of heart diseases, helps in the active functioning of the brain, improves cognitive functions, gives you healthy skin, and I can go on and on about its benefits. Coming core exercises, target the muscles that give your body strength and support the spines. They are great for maintaining a straight posture and provide overall agility to the body. Get ready with your reps and sets.
Why buy anti-ageing products when meditation can offer you a plethora of benefits. Meditation is proven to be one of the easiest and best anti-ageing techniques out there. Meditation keeps stress out of the game which is believed to be one of the main reasons for ageing. It also improves blood flow thus giving you healthy and flawless skin. It is also related to improved brain functions and keeping you mentally healthy. 5-10 minutes a day is enough to reap the benefits of this technique.
3. 7-8 Hours of Sound Sleep
It is a disaster how people ignore the importance of a good sleep schedule. Sleeping is the time when our body tends to recover and repair the most. A study has shown that people who do not sleep properly tend to age earlier. Various hormones are released during sleep which helps in cell growth and recovery. It also lowers the body's cortisol level, controlling lines and wrinkles. A good 7-8 hours of sound sleep schedule is a simple yet effective way to reverse ageing.
4. Keeping it Simple
Keeping it simple just means to keep it simple. Often, we try to act according to our age, and try to sound more mature unnecessarily or try to act childish to prove our heart is still young, which doesn’t go very well as we are not all paid actors. The trick here is to act naturally rather than acting like someone who doesn’t fit our character. If it is meant to be funnily stiffening a laugh will not make you look cool, and nor will cracking dad jokes get you anywhere. People will acknowledge you for the way you are.
5. Rocking Salt-Pepper
The best way to deal with those white hairs and beards is to rock them instead of hiding them. The gen z is a great fan of this look if you can properly pull it off, you will not need to colour your hair every week. Colouring is not only a tiring job but also looks fake. Grooming and maintaining your natural look to get the maximum out of your salt-pepper look. Getting a good haircut and a well-trimmed beard can give you that dapper and younger look, which brings us to our next point, a good haircut.
6. A Good Haircut
A good haircut can instantly drop your age by a decade. Those who have a good amount of volume can go for any haircut that suits their face. Though not all of us have the genes for good hair you can get several good haircuts for thinning hair too. There are several haircuts for thinning hairs like combovers or high fades. Just keep your hair short and layered. Those with a receding hairline can go completely bald and rock the bald-beard look. There are multiple options and you will indeed get surprised by the impact a good haircut can have on your look.
7. Healthy Food
Eating healthy and cutting down on fast foods can save you a lot of your age. Foods rich in omega3 like various types of fish, eggs, vegetables rich in nutrients like bell peppers, papaya, broccoli, spinach, and fruits rich in antioxidants like avocado, and blueberries, are scientifically proven to reduce the signs of ageing, working on wrinkles, improving blood flow towards the skin, and get rids of collagen breakdown. Refined sugars and oil-rich foods not only fasten the ageing process but are also adverse to health as it is linked with various types of diseases.
8. Useful Products No, we are not talking about some anti-ageing cream. But a little skin care can help your skin recover faster and better. Retinol is a specific type of Vitamin A that, in cream form, allows dead skin to subtly peel away, revealing the more naturally glowing fresh, new skin underneath. Also, use sunscreen while you are going out in the Sun. The sunscreen protects your skin from the harmful radiation of the UV rays which not only causes skin diseases but also fastens the ageing process.
9. Stay Hydrated
Water has the solution to every problem in our body as we are ourselves made up of
70% of it. Science has proven that regularly drinking enough water can reduce and reverse ageing both from the inside and the outside of the body. Staying hydrated not only improves our skin by banishing wrinkles and tightening the pores as well as keeps our body healthy from the inside and also helps in weight loss. A pro tip would be to add lemon in cold water once a day. It can help your voice sound fuller and richer like in your youth days.
10. No to Addictions
Give up on your addictions, be smoking and drinking habits. We know it is easier said than done, but you have to if you want to reverse the ageing process. Smoking can cause wrinkles on the skin, make you unfit by damaging your lungs as well as cause severe diseases. Keep a peppermint gum with you, and whenever you feel the urge to smoke, pop one into your mouth. Researchers have found a strong link between the smell of peppermint and improvements in mood, motivation, and athletic performance. The scent of peppermint is related to enhanced energy levels and cognitive functioning. Also choose your drinks wisely, if you are a drink addict, swipe your booze with a glass of red wine. Red wine is rich in antioxidants which can significantly reverse or slow down the process of ageing.
Ageing is a natural and gradual process that cannot be prevented but with the right measures and knowledge can surely be slowed down. Follow our science-backed and natural tips and you will be surprised how much use they are. Age is just a number you should not focus on. If your heart is still young and has the confidence to be you, you can achieve anything and everything.
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