10 tips for a healthy youthful appearance

10 tips for a healthy youthful appearance

30 January 2017

Ever wondered why some people seem to spend decades looking like they are in their 20s?

 It's probably just because their lifestyle includes, whether purposefully or inadvertently, a number of small habits that, collectively, help them to defy the ageing process visibly. The online fitness magazine has detailed several ways in which you, too, could delay the onset of wrinkles for longer.

Give yourself a break from time to time

Studies indicate that stress leads the body to make physical changes capable of accelerating aging. That's why it's a good idea to occasionally meditate by repeating a pleasing mantra - that could be a word, phrase, sound or prayer - to yourself for 10 minutes daily.

Eat more healthy fat

Omega-3 fatty acids, which are in walnuts, seeds and salmon, are good for lowering inflammation in your body and, in doing so, preventing visible ageing.

Take up yoga

When you use conscious yoga breathing to increase your awareness of the mind-body connection, your cells can be oxygenated. This can remove toxins from these cells and make your skin more radiant. Practising yoga twice weekly is also good simply for de-stressing.

Bite into pomegranates

One study has revealed that eating pomegranates could prevent your skin becoming damaged by UV rays. Join one of our weight loss retreats, and you will get the opportunity to learn more about good nutrition and how to cook meals that are simple but healthy.

Snack on goji berries

The goji berry, a food originally from Tibet, stimulates the release of human growth hormone in the body. The many benefits of this natural substance include helping people to look younger. It can also make it easier for us to sleep.

Drink enough water

The Icelandic nutritionist Thorbjörg Hafsteinsdottir advises drinking at least two and a half pints of water daily, reports the Express. This is because a sufficiently hydrated body can help crucial nutrients get to where they can do their bit for anti-aging.

Eat good raw foods when at a restaurant

That means avoiding bread, pasta, white rice and melted cheese. Instead, opt for fish, meat, salad and vegetables. Also, drinking a cup of green tea after your meal will help with your digestion.

Like bread? Avoid refined bread

In other words, choose wholemeal products, and look for bread products that are labelled as whole grain. Hafsteinsdottir insists that your body is unable to accept refined products.

Eat good proteins

Taking in more good proteins, which are in lamb, fish, poultry, tofu, nuts and goat's cheese, will assist with the production of antioxidants that can help you to stay young-looking. These proteins can add to your muscle mass, too.

Seek support from your family

You will find it easier to stick to healthy habits when you have told your family about your decision to take up these habits. After all, you will be eager not to let your family down - and so there is the greater likelihood that you won't end up letting yourself down either.