Age really is nothing but a number. There has been a growing focus on what our biological age, rather than our chronological age can tell us about our health. Determined by lifestyle approaches to stress, diet, exercise and sleep; recent studies reveal that one in five people were found to have a biological age more than eight years older than their chronological age effectively losing almost a decade of their life.
In this article, let me share some tips on how to reverse your biological age and regain your youthful glow:
Sleep to turn back time
Spending an extra hour in bed can actually increase your lifespan. Our bodies need sleep to carry out vital cell repair. Without the recommended 7-8 hours, our bodies are not able to complete this repair. Sleep also lowers the stress hormone cortisol, which is a significant barrier to achieving youthful longevity.
Sweat it out
Fitness plays a big role in taking years off your biological age, so sweat it out for a more youthful, vibrant version of yourself. As well as maintaining good cardiovascular health, boosting your metabolism and improving your memory, exercise also slows down our cells basic aging process.
Reduce aging with nutrition
Processed foods encourage the formation of free radicals, which will have your biological age soaring above your chronological one. Get a radiant complexion by eliminating these foods and replacing them with nutrient-packed fresh fruits and vegetables, which will cleanse and detox your body, lowering the risk of diabetes and heart disease.
Laugh away the years
There is a good reason that laughter is often known as the best medicine. Prompting a flood of serotonin into the body, laughter can boost your mood and release tension. Releasing positive energy through a smile or laugh can not only have a healing effect but can also make you look younger. Discover its benefits with activities like laughter yoga and feel the years disappear as you laugh away your stress and worries.
Change your habits
Swap bad habits that damage your body for healthy ones that nourish it. It needn’t be all at once. Make small and lasting changes and notice how your body begins to defy your age.
About the author:
Samantha is an entrepreneur, healthy lifestyle advocate and co-founder of Australia’s first dedicated wellness travel company, Health and Fitness Travel. Samantha has an unbridled enthusiasm for all things travel, health and fitness and is committed to providing healthy holidays options that not only enhance but change lives.