If you want to feel young even as you grow older, then say goodbye to these 9 habits

There’s a joke going around the internet Younger-looking millennials I see this comment and think… “My back pain disagrees.”

All jokes aside, there’s a lot of emphasis on “looking young,” but what about feeling young? Staying young at heart despite the hardware wearing out?

Let us talk about this today.

If you want to feel young even as you age, here are 9 habits you should consider saying goodbye to:

1) Staying sedentary

Do you work long hours? sitting downDo you spend less time on your feet than recommended? Do you miss out on exercise?

You are probably living a sedentary lifestyle. If you want to feel young forever, you must say goodbye to this habit.

HealthPartners defines it as“The precise definition of a sedentary lifestyle is when a person spends six or more hours a day sitting or lying down, and lacks significant physical activity in their daily lives.

This may sound familiar to you – for example, in office jobs, many people spend their entire workday sitting in front of a computer, then relax in front of the TV or their phone before going to bed. It’s an easy routine, but not without risks.”

And most of these risks are health-related risks like diabetes and heart disease. Fatigue and stress are also on the list.

So if you feel burdened then how will the youth feel?

2) Not getting enough sleep

“Sleep deprivation can interfere with work, school, driving, and social functioning. You may have trouble learning, concentrating, and reacting.

Additionally, you may find it difficult to gauge other people’s feelings and reactions. Lack of sleep can make you feel frustrated, irritable, or anxious in social situations.” What is sleep deprivation? And the shortage? | National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

If a person can use sleep deprivation as a remedy, form of abuse or tyrannyYou know it’s too bad. Too bad.

And yet, some of us do this to ourselves! So if you want to keep feeling young even as you age, sleep well and get enough sleep.

Personally, as an insomniac, I know how bad it feels to not get enough sleep. You feel sluggish and confused, you feel lethargic and sleepy all day. It’s an overwhelming feeling.

Not to mention the health risks involved. Johns Hopkins Medicine “Sometimes it may be bothersome not to sleep well at night, but it is not a threat to health,” he says.

However, consistently poor sleep may increase your risk of developing dementia, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and even cancers of the breast, colon, ovary, and prostate.”

Do you also feel like sleeping early, right?

3) Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol

The type of alcohol I drink goes way beyond that Social drinkingWe’re talking about high levels that go into problematic territory. The debilitating kind. The kind where you can’t function without alcohol.

If you want to feel young even as you grow older, then if you drink, drink in limited quantities.

From World Health Organization“Drinking alcohol is associated with an increased risk of developing noncommunicable diseases such as liver disease, heart disease and various types of cancer, as well as mental health and behavioural conditions such as depression, anxiety and alcohol use disorders.”

4) Smoking

If you want to feel young as you get older, consider not smoking.

If you smoke, I’m sure you already know the dangers involved. If you don’t smoke, great, just don’t start. It’s not worth it.

Let us talk about some of the risks involved:

  • The risk of coronary heart disease increases.
  • The risk of stroke increases.
  • The risk of lung cancer is increased, but the risk of cancer in other parts of the body is also increased.
  • Overall deterioration in health.
  • Fertility may decrease.
  • Bone health may be affected.

For a complete list, see this Tobacco Use Fact Sheet From the C.D.C.

5) Not taking a balanced diet

If you want to feel young even as you grow older, then this is what you need to do have a balanced diet,

More protein, more fiber, less sugar, less saturated fat. Add more fruits, more vegetables to your diet!

Reduce sugar intake as much as possible. Drink more water.

And yes, I understand that eating healthy can be a strain on the budget when “unhealthy” foods prove cheaper, but there are so many resources available about cooking healthy meals on a budget.

You don’t have to rush into all these healthy foods; you can start with small quantities.

6) Not managing stress levels

If you want to feel young even as you grow older, you need to manage your stress.

The Mayo Clinic says“Stress symptoms can affect your body, your thoughts and feelings, and your behavior. Knowing the common symptoms of stress can help you manage them.

If stress is not dealt with, it can lead to a number of health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, obesity and diabetes.”

I think it won’t be wrong to say that stress can overwhelm you. Your body can feel like it’s always in a fight or flight state and you won’t be able to perform at your best.

It can also pose a health hazard if left unchecked.

7) Not drinking enough water

If you want to feel young even as you grow older, you must drink water regularly.

Drinking the recommended amount of fluids has many benefits, one of which is Help maximize physical performanceWhen you’re dehydrated, you’re not at your best.

Now imagine having to do this for years to come. Imagine the effect this will have on your body.

8) Not going for regular check-ups

If you want to feel young even as you grow older, take care of your health. Don’t go to the hospital only when you feel something is wrong or you are already sick, get regular checkups!

And I know this isn’t a completely viable or affordable option for everyone, but if possible, look for free clinics or free testing options in your area.

9) Having no life other than work

If you want to feel young even as you grow older, you need to maintain a good work-life balance.

Working hard is great, you have goals to accomplish and things to achieve. You may have to climb the corporate ladder or expand the business, and yes, that is awesome!

However, you need to have a life outside of work. You need to be social. You need to rest. You need to work and play in equal amounts.

It also keeps your brain sharp, which is also important for feeling young.

Summa Health says“Socializing stimulates brain activity because it constantly keeps the mind engaged and exercised, which strengthens neural pathways to fight cognitive decline. In fact, research shows that older people who have regular social interactions have better working memory, processing speed, and verbal fluency.”

final thoughts

The best time to change bad habits was yesterday, the second best time is today.

Changing bad habits is no easy task, but if you want to continue feeling young as you grow older, you have to at least make an effort.

Life is both short and long, and it’s not nice to spend years of your life without feeling good. Of course, it’s irresponsible to think this way, not to be idealistic, but what is the alternative?

Are you getting older and feeling old? Have you lost the joy of your youth? Have you forgotten the things that used to give us joy? Do you take everyday life for granted?

Maybe it’s idealistic to want to stay young at heart, but it’s something I want to maintain.

How are you?

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