7 Bad Habits that will make you look Twice As Old in Half the Time

How you look and feel when you’re older may depend on how you live your-life when you’re younger. To a great extent, good senior health means making good choices early-on. That means getting rid of bad-habits now that could threaten your physical well-being later.
Here are 7-culprits that speed-up the aging process and will make you look twice as old in half the time.
1.Holding Grudges
Forgiveness is something most of us believe in, but we don’t always practice it. Holding grudges against any person or situation is not good for your health as well as appearance.
If you are not able to forgive, you are adding more-stress to your life, which boosts your level of the hormone cortisol. Cortisol leads to weight-gain, high-blood pressure and high blood-sugar.
Stress even leads to more frowning, one of the key causes of wrinkles on the forehead
2.Not Getting Enough-Sleep
Beauty-sleep is a real thing
Just one night of bad sleep can make you look and feel tired. It can even lead to dark circles and bags under your eyes. Now, imagine what lack of sleep for days can do to your skin appearance. Make Sure You Get at-least 7-8 hours of sleep every-night.
It’s certainly no secret that smoking is bad for your health. But did you know it’s bad for your looks, too? Studies show that in addition to shortening your life by increasing your risk for heart and lung-disease, smoking can activate enzymes that break down the elasticity of your skin. Even if you’re a closet smoker, the fine wrinkles and pallor that cigarettes cause can give you away — just one more reason to snuff out those smokes.
4.Feeding Your Sweet-Tooth
A sugar-packed diet can take a toll on your waistline and weight. It can even accelerate the skin-aging process. It can make your skin-dull and wrinkled.
This happens due to the process known as “glycation”, in which sugar attaches to and damages proteins like collagen and elastin. These proteins are needed to keep skin smooth and flexible. According to a 2014 study published in the American Journal of Public-Health, drinking sugary sodas may also speed-up your body’s aging process.
5.Not Staying Active
working out won’t only keep your muscles taut, but it’ll also do the same for your skin. exercise has been shown to keep skin looking healthier for longer by improving blood-flow to the outer layers, which in turn boosts oxygen-levels and sweeps away harmful waste products.
6.Stressing the Hell-Out
Over the years, scientists discovered that stress, and the elevated cortisol levels that goes along with it, can be tied to anything from heart-disease and hypertension to decline in libido levels, erectile-dysfunction, and so much more. So it’s not at all surprising that stress can mess with the skin, further decreasing collagen over-time.
7.Drinking Alcohol in Excess
Alcohol is a natural diuretic, so when you drink in excess it causes dehydration. Dehydration depletes the natural moisture from your-skin, which automatically makes you look older than your-age.
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