No matter who you ask, it seems like anti-aging advice is the same: eat healthfully, avoid smoking and excessive alcohol use, and exercise. Though these are all good nuggets of advice, one could say that these habits are key to universal good health, regardless of age. But, what about anti-aging, specifically? What habits should you adopt now to age gracefully in the years to come? Here are 3 interesting, lesser-known ways to remain ageless, straight from the experts.
Maintain your oral health.
Strangely enough, it appears that having good oral health is linked to a long, healthy life. Research says that poor dental health is linked to many age-related health issues, such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, and diabetes, possibly because oral infections can cause residual bacteria to spread and inflame other parts of the body. Keep your chompers clean and maintain those dental appointments for great health for years to come.
Keep your gut healthy.
Are you aware of the importance of gut health? Your intestines are home to your body’s source of “good” bacteria, which aids in digestion and immunity. Now, we also know that maintaining your gut health with probiotic-rich foods and supplements can also hold the key to healthy aging. According to the journal Cell, the presence of certain gut bacteria slowed the rate of aging in worms. This development could lead to anti-aging bacterial treatments for humans in the future.
Have a positive attitude.
Have you ever heard that “you’re only as old as you feel?” As it turns out, this saying is true. Mental well-being is key to staying ageless. Having a positive attitude about aging, maintaining your life’s purpose, and staying socially engaged is suggested to help slow the aging process. In fact, one study has shown that optimists live approximately 7.5 years longer than pessimists, regardless of health. We can’t think of a better reason to adopt a sunnier outlook than this!
Staying on top of your personal and professional life can be a challenge. At Oxford at Crossroads Centre Apartments in Waxahachie, Texas, we hope to make your daily routine a bit easier with tips and tricks that can be applied to every aspect of life.