Premature aging is something best avoided by everybody. Here are the top ten causes and some strategies to avoid them.
1) CAUSE: Genetics
STRATEGY: Acceptance plays an important role here as people age at different rates. In a New Zealand study, they found out that one 38 years old can have the same biological markers on organ function as a 28-year-old and while another can have that of a 61-year-old.
2) CAUSE: Smoking
STRATEGY: Do not smoke.
3) CAUSE: Sun Exposure
STRATEGY: Wear sunscreen.
4) CAUSE: Alcohol
STRATEGY: Avoid excessive alcohol consumption.
5) CAUSE: Parenting
STRATEGY: Too many parents age themselves rapidly through loss of sleep, lack of time to exercise, and putting everyone else’s needs first.
6) CAUSE: Too much food
STRATEGY: Stick to eating foods as close to their natural state as possible, eat colorful food, lean protein, keep your fiber up, and drink water. So simple.
7) CAUSE: Too little food
STRATEGY: Enjoy your food, eat the right amount of all those yummy antioxidant-rich foods we just talked about and health and happiness will radiate like moonbeams from your face.
8) CAUSE: Mental Illness
STRATEGY: Stay away from drugs and consult with a specialized doctor. Pay close attention to your mental state and seek medical help.
9) CAUSE: Grief / Stress
STRATEGY: Elimination is impossible and management is key. Make sure you have people to talk to and accept grief and stress are as inevitable as death and taxes but they do make the good times sweeter.
10) CAUSE: No skincare regime
STRATEGY: Consult a professional who can help choose the right cosmetics for your skin type.