In this article, we’re going to discuss the most important tips on how to stay young as long as possible. The principal points are related to the importance of physical and mental stress, tips on caring for skin and quantity of sleep. But there are some others you even don’t guess about them.
So keep reading!
- Eat less and slower
According to the British Medical Journal, about 84% of the people who have problems with being overweight, eating considerably faster (1) – on average, they chew one serving of food for 3 seconds, while the more slender people spend on it is about 9 seconds.
Also, many nutritionists believe that reduces obesity uniquely important male hormones, and especially testosterone. There are studies showing that the presence of 15 kg excess weight is equivalent to age ten years.
- Play computer games
American Psychological Association research has shown that doctors, surgeons, playing computer games, in operations that were 27% faster and made 37% fewer errors than their counterparts who are not taking the game console in hand (2).
In this case, apparently, the ability to develop logical games help the brain to age more slowly, as it took quite a challenging job. As for the simplest puzzles, here there is no clear opinion.
- Engage in strength training
The process of muscle loss with age – one of the main drawbacks of aging. It is important that the place of the lost muscle often comes fat because it is the predominant form of energy conservation and power supplies for the organism.
In this case, because adipose tissue is easier than muscle and one pound of fat is about 18% more space than one pound of muscle, aging man seems much more complete, even for the same weight as in his youth.
The good start is to write down your personal training program and work out according to it 3-4 times a week.
- How long does a healthy sleep?
Large-scale scientific study, which lasted for 22 years and examines the state of health of more than 21 thousand subjects, showed that men that set aside for restful sleep less than 7 hours a night have a 26% greater chance of dying before (3).
It is interesting, but it’s the same study found that those who sleep more than 8 hours a day, also have a 24% greater chance of premature death. That is why it is important to sleep at least 7 hours, but no more than 8, while paying attention to the quality of sleep.
- Engage in running
Longitudinal studies Stanford University, which lasted more than 20 years, showed that the people of middle and old age, constantly jogging, have a 40% lower risk of heart disease.
Also studies have shown that those who are engaged in running for a long time, long after beginning to experience difficulties with disabilities – on average, they have a chance to be in good shape for 16 years longer (4).
- Treat your skin
At least once a week use scrubs as to update the skin, it is important to help her, removing dead skin particles. Try to use not just abrasive scrubs and those that contain weak acids (e.g., glycolic acid).
- How to avoid wrinkles?
Men’s skin, unlike women, most often refers to oily or combination type, so that the majority of young men do not have problems with the need of additional hydration of the skin faces.
However, with age, skin type changes, and it becomes dry and thin – skin around the eyes may have a thickness of only 0.02 mm – without the use of moisturizing creams, men reaching 40-50 years old, noticed a sudden and significant increase in wrinkles.