Want to Stay Young?

Then stop obsessing over youthfulness
By Mat Lecompte
Mat Lecompte
Mat Lecompte
September 30, 2021 Updated: September 30, 2021

People get obsessed with staying young. They want to find every little thing to make them look younger and feel better—often to the point where it becomes debilitating.

When you’re always worried about “getting old” and what that means, you’re putting a lot of stress on your body and mind, stress that accelerates aging.

Skin creams and beauty regimens have their place. But they don’t really help you stay young. They may make your skin a little plumper and moist, but that’s about as surface level as it gets.

Your diet is one thing that can influence your skin and appearance. Nutrients feed your cells what they need so they stay healthy and battle-ready.

Exercise is great for longevity and youthfulness. It encourages physical capability, mobility, lower inflammation, more energy, and better blood flow.

As effective as these things are, attitude may take the cake. Don’t underestimate the power of your mind. Yes, lifestyle habits are very important. But if you think little of the idea of “age” and try to live and enjoy life to its fullest without age limitations, you’ll probably pass the years a lot better, and live longer, than those that obsess over it.

Put simply, don’t stress over aging. Don’t even think about it. Calendar years don’t determine your life. Live happily, take care of yourself, keep up with appointments, and watch the years pass by while you stay the same age.

If you need some help getting over your age, just remember who you might have been or always wanted to be. Take classes, go to a club, play with your grandkids, and start living with a greater zest for life.

Mat Lecompte is a health and wellness journalist. This article was first published on BelMarraHealth.com.

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