You often come across something in your daily routine that reminds you of your age. When you’re opening a new account online, and one of the questions is your year of birth, scrolling down the years to choose your own year can be depressing. You look at all of those years you've just skipped, wondering where all that time has gone, and knowing it will never come back. Well the good news is, is that looking younger than your age is not a big issue. Try these techniques:
Eat foods rich in Vitamin C – One of the amazing characteristics of Vitamin C is that it produces a protein called collagen that is found in your skin, bones and other connective tissues. This protein makes your skin more firm and elastic, helping you looking younger than your age. Common foods rich in Vitamin C are oranges, guavas, strawberries, papayas, peppers, broccoli and parsley.
Learn to cook effectively – By changing the way you cook your food, you can enjoy all the nutritious elements that healthy foods contain that play a vital role in your skin texture but also contribute to boosting your immune system, keeping you healthy. Cooking even the healthiest of foods the wrong way, and you will lose all of what they have to offer you. A common mistake we all make is cooking our vegetables either by frying them in oil, or grilling them at high temperatures. Try steaming your veggies and you will not only notice the difference in taste, but also the health factors that come along with them.
Go Biking – Find an activity that you loved doing back in the good old days. Riding a bike can trigger off the emotions when you first learned how to ride a bike. It will also keep you fit and active, but don’t overdo it the first couple of times. Let your body muscles adapt to your new exercise. If you can get members of your family or close friends to join you, then that’s a bonus; spending time with your loved ones is always ‘quality time’.
Whatever your age is, if physical activity is not on your daily agenda then your muscles will be ‘tearing and repairing’ the first few sessions. But don’t stop now; this is where most people quit. You have two options to relieve yourself from this physical pain; either to quit altogether, or to go for another biking excursion even though it might be painful. The pain will gradually disappear and you will regain the fitness levels that make you feel like a 20 year old.
Stop Being a Control Freak – Trying to control everyone and everything in your life will not only hurt the people around you, but also maximize your stress and anxiety levels. Admit to yourself that certain things in life you just cannot control, and that includes people as well. Stop worrying about everyone else and concentrate on the one person you can control, and that is yourself!
Stop Being Predictable – As we grow older we like things to stay normal since change is like a curse. That’s exactly the point here; ‘old’ is linked with ‘normal’, whereas ‘change’ is linked with ‘young’. You get too comfortable with routine, whether it’s work or pleasure. Mix it up a bit when possible. Give your favorite restaurant a miss this week and try something new. Your local bar will still be in the same place next week, so try somewhere new. The chances are you’ll meet new people, new friends, with different social behaviors.
A cute short video that made me laugh so much I just had to share it with you. This is the easy way of looking younger than your age. Enjoy!!!
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