We may never be able to tell why some people look younger than their age. Perhaps, they may have won the “genetic lottery” or they just avoid some bad habits that can cause them to age faster than they should.
Whatever the case may be, there are many lifestyle choices and daily choices that play a big role in the aging process. If you don’t want to look 50 when you’re 30, then pay attention to this list of bad habits that can be avoided.
When you harbour* negative emotions such as anger and resentment, your body releases chemicals associated with stress. These chemicals can lead to premature aging along with health conditions such as asthma, heart disease, and high blood pressure. So, try to let go of feelings of anger and resentment. And you will be preventing yourself from aging faster than you should.
Sleeping On Your Face
Who knew sleeping on your face could cause you to age faster? Yeah it does and it does this by causing sleep wrinkles that remain permanent. Though sleeping on your face for one night will not cause you to get permanent lines, doing it over and over again will eventually cause those sleep wrinkles you wake up with to remain permanent. To avoid this, try to sleep on your back or side instead.
Staring Too Much At Your Phone
The skin on your neck is one part of your body that easily shows early signs of aging. When you spend a hours looking down at your phone, you put strain on your neck muscles and cause premature wrinkling along the skin of your neck. To solve this, always try to hold you head at a neutral level and limit the time you spend on your devices.
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Drinking From A Straw
Drinking from a straw is another habit most wouldn’t have thought could cause any harm. It’s so convenient and many people do it to prevent liquids from staining their teeth. In any case, you should start considering dumping your straws because pursing your lips to drink from a straw can cause wrinkles to form around your mouth. This includes any other activity that requires you to purse your lip.
Keeping Poor Posture
This is one of the most obvious bad habits on this list. Not only does it cause you to have bad posture but it can also make you look older. When was the last time you saw somebody with bad posture? How did they look? Old, right? This should give you every reason to consider adopting good posture habits. You wouldn’t want to be looking like an elderly person before you actually become one.
It can be overwhelming finding out that a habit you once thought was harmless can actually cause you harm. The good news is that you now know what to avoid and you can change your lifestyle for the better. So start doing the best you can today to ensure that you maintain your youthfulness for as long as possible.
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