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Few people look forward to getting older these days; with all the many consequences of aging, plenty are actively seeking out anti-aging methods later in life to help them look and feel young. However, the real secret to looking young for years is in prevention and taking good care of yourself while you’re younger. Here are a few health tips you can use to keep looking young and have people wondering what your secret is.
Straighten Up Your Smile
As you age, more and more people tend to have dental health related issues that eventually impact their smile. This can sometimes be due to gum health or bone density issues, or it may just be a simple consequence of aging. However, one thing you can do to set yourself up for a fantastic smile for years to come is taking care of your teeth as early as possible. Children should begin regular dental visits at age one, but if you haven’t been going to the dentist regularly for that long, it’s never too late to start. Similarly, don’t write off the possibility of seeing an orthodontist to get crooked teeth fixed as an adult. Since abnormal bites usually become noticeable between the ages of six and 12, orthodontic treatment often begins between ages eight and 14. However, with the development of invisible aligners, more and more adults are looking to straighten their teeth as well.
Having More Good Hair Days
Aging can be difficult on hair health for all genders, not just men. While male pattern baldness is more common, plenty of others struggle with hair loss as a part of aging too. In fact, about 33% of women experience hair loss at some point in their lives. Hair loss can be environmental and caused by stress, poor diet, poor health, and more; however, many are genetically predisposed to hair loss as well. If you do find yourself losing a bit of hair as you age, or if you think your hair is starting to look a bit thinner, there are a few options ranging from a simple change in hairstyle and color all the way to hair transplantation.
Keep It Moving
People tend to slow down as they age; with more aches and pains and joint issues common among aging groups, it can be difficult to find the motivation to stay active. However, exercising regularly is important for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Exercise is easier the more often you do it and the more you can make a routine out of it. If you want to get moving, the best way to do so is to stay moving! For a bit of extra motivation, see if you can get your friends involved – it can be a great way to get friends or family together.
Shrink Your Daily Stress
Aging comes with many stressful events: job changes, lifestyle shifts, and even hormonal adjustments. Estrogen dominance occurs when there is too much estrogen in relation to progesterone at certain stages of the menstrual cycle, and any major fluctuation of hormones like this can greatly impact mood and energy levels. Stress, unfortunately, is one of the major players in aging’s effects on the body, causing everything from aches and pains to premature signs of aging. In order to combat the effects of stress, make sure you keep your family and friends close, and look for emotional support when it’s necessary. Taking care of your mental health earlier on will help you take care of your physical state as well.
Staying young physically and mentally takes work, but with these tips, you’re sure to have everyone asking what your secret is. How do you work to keep yourself young on a daily basis?