10 Habits That Make You Younger
May 20, 2023
Senior Smart Watches
Age will be written on the face, looking at the wrinkles in the mirror, everyone longs for the blessings of the years. The good news is that many studies have found that good living habits are like "preservatives" that help keep you young. Paying attention to the following details of life will make you look younger.
Sing and sing every day
Choir singers are healthier, less depressed and look younger than the general population, according to new research from George Washington University. This is because singing can boost the production of dopamine, which can help relieve stress. Moreover, most of the songs sung by the elderly were learned when they were young. They can follow the singing back to the joyful youthful years in memory and regain the feeling of youth. Singing often can also increase lung capacity. When the oxygen content in the blood increases, the aging speed will slow down. It's best to choose songs that are upbeat and joyful. Singing two songs a day will bring a good mood to the day.
Spend more time with your grandchildren
Recently, a study by Iowa State University in the United States found that grandparents and grandchildren live together to help the elderly have a young heart. Several generations live together in harmony, which can enhance family relations and create a harmonious living atmosphere. When the elderly are in a good mood and full of hope for life, they are more positive and optimistic. Moreover, children are lively and active, and the elderly will be more willing to participate in sports under their leadership. Compared with those who cannot live with their grandchildren, they are 20% less likely to develop the disease. Therefore, young couples should take their children to visit the elderly as much as possible, organize more family gatherings on weekends, or often take the elderly to live with them at home.
Make a big purchase in your free time
Marketing and psychology researchers at Golden Gate University in San Francisco have found that before shopping, people will have a wealth of mental activities, and they will naturally imagine the scene when they use new items in the future, and at the same time imagine the new life in the future. It makes people have beautiful longings and can't help but feel happy. For the elderly, even if they go to the vegetable market to buy vegetables every day, they will have a sense of satisfaction that they can arrange their lives and take care of their own affairs, and reduce negative emotions such as "old and useless". Studies have also found that shopping stimulates the release of the happy hormone dopamine in the brain, keeping the body active and therefore looking younger and more energetic.
Retire from work
A new study published in the American "Journal of Health Economics" found that a later retirement does not affect people's enjoyment of a happy old age life, but it will make people feel good, look good, and look younger. On the one hand, it is because continuing to work can better keep the brain and body active and reduce the risk of cognitive impairment; on the other hand, people will have a fixed social circle when they are at work, which can reduce the possibility of social loneliness.
Studies have shown that people with pursuits and beliefs seldom suffer from depression, have stronger immunity, and a lower incidence of morbidity. They live at least 7 years longer than those without pursuits or beliefs, and they look younger and have better spirits . Several studies have confirmed the link between faith and longevity. The belief mentioned here does not necessarily come from religion, but can also be an optimistic attitude towards life, a source of inner strength, or even a passionate hobby. They will provide strong support for life and encourage people to continue learning, Constant pursuit and continuous improvement.
Eat less sugar
Studies have shown that people aged 50 to 70 who have elevated blood sugar levels can make them look 5 to 7 months older. Ava Sambin, a skin care doctor in California, USA, said that excessive intake of refined sugar should be avoided in the diet, because it will combine with collagen in the skin, weaken the repair and regeneration function of collagen on the skin, and cause skin hypertrophy. Wrinkles and sagginess appear early. The World Health Organization recommends that the daily sugar intake of adults be limited to 5% of the total energy intake of the day, that is, about 25 grams, or about 6 teaspoons. Take the initiative to reduce sugar in your daily diet, stay away from all kinds of foods containing invisible sugar, and try to choose sugar substitutes, such as replacing sweets with fruits, and using orange peel and lemon juice to replace the sweetness of sugar in cooking.
Get back to nature on weekends
Dr. Stephen Kellert, a social ecologist at Yale University in the United States, said that going outdoors more and returning to the embrace of nature can help improve people's mood and self-confidence, and make people younger. Research by the University of Essex in the United Kingdom has also confirmed that people who are often in contact with nature are less likely to experience bad emotions such as anger, depression and tension. Because sensory information such as green eyes and the scent of birds and flowers can stimulate the brain, while staying at home blocks external information and makes people age faster. You might as well use your weekend time to go out more. You can choose low-intensity aerobic exercises such as walking and cycling, or outdoor leisure lifestyles such as brisk walking, fishing, boating, and vegetable growing. Don't worry about the lack of natural scenery near your home. Going to "green areas" such as parks and botanical gardens has the same effect.
Practice Tai Chi
A study by the American Medical Association's Sports Medicine Branch showed that exercising about 3 times a week can make people look younger, because exercise can prevent the thinning of the dermis and thickening of the stratum corneum, speed up metabolism, and reverse "skin age." The Tufts University Medical Center in the United States found that Tai Chi is gentle in movements and has a small impact, making it suitable for almost everyone. In addition to improving balance, leg strength, cardiovascular endurance, pulse rate, muscle flexibility and immunity, regular Tai Chi practice can also improve self-confidence, happiness and self-worth, and make people feel younger.
Make more cheerful friends
Australian scholars have studied centenarians and found that forming close friendships is the secret to staying young. Because friends are a treasure trove, they can provide emotional support, make people feel cared for, promote the production of oxytocin in the brain, and help delay aging. But it is best to make friends with cheerful personality and positive attitude towards life, because happiness and youthful attitude are contagious. A study by Harvard University in the United States found that every time a happy new partner is added to the social circle, the sense of happiness can be increased by 9%, while every time an unhappy partner is added, the sense of happiness will decrease by 7%.
Walk the dog every day
Pets such as dogs can give people peace of mind, eliminate loneliness, bring friendship and warmth, and make their owners love life and life more. Studies have found that keeping pets can also lower blood pressure, promote blood circulation and metabolism, and keep the body young. And, a British survey found that dog owners get more exercise time than gym members. On average, dog owners take their “babies” out for a 48-minute walk every day. After a week, the walking time can reach 5 hours and 38 minutes, which is equivalent to fitness. Moreover, keeping a dog can also help you meet more friends and enrich your social life. Elderly friends may wish to consider keeping a pet as a companion, which can bring you more smiles.
By maintaining a good attitude and living habits every day, you can live younger and younger. Some smart watches have health monitoring functions, such as heart rate, sleep cycle, daily steps, exercise volume, etc. The elderly can monitor their own health through the watch, and make adjustments based on the data at any time, such as appropriately increasing or decreasing exercise intensity.