I am sure that you have heard the popular saying that ‘age is just a number’. When it comes to your body, this is quite true. I have seen some individuals who don’t look at all like their age because of the way they handle their daily lives. You also have to understand that there is a difference between chronological age – i.e. how old you are, based on your date of birth – and how old your body is in terms of the health of your organs. This article will show you some practical steps that you can adopt to slow down the speed at which your body’s organs and systems decline, thereby slowing your aging process.
1. Drink a glass of red wine
The fundamental fact to bear in mind here is that alcohol should be consumed in moderation, because it is only then that it can prove beneficial to your body. Anything above a moderate quantity of 1-2 glasses will be counterproductive. Now, this where the magic lies: red wine contains a substance known as resveratrol. This substance has proven to be an effective antioxidant that can slow down the aging process.
One of the keys to keeping your youthfulness is routine exercise. To prevent time from taking a toll on your body, make it a habit to make healthier choices such as taking the stairs instead of the lift, going to the park for a walk, participating in sports that require physical activity, and etc. Whatever your preference is, just get out there and get active.
As people get older, they tend to try harder to cover up for all the time they may have lost in the past, and sometimes end up overworking themselves. This is a trap that you should strive to avoid as best as you can. Always strive to create a balance between your work and your rest times. Always ensure that you give your body enough time to rest so that your vital organs can reboot for the next day.
4. Avoid stress
Someone once said that “True happiness is to enjoy the present moment, without anxious dependence upon the future.” Stress is one of the main factors that triggers a lot of heart related complications, ranging from high blood pressure to hypertension. The key to slowing down your aging process is to try as much as you can to live a life that is void of unnecessary stress.
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