5 Free Ways to Look Younger and Live Longer!

You CAN Turn Back the Clock!

What if I told you that you could actually look younger without spending a penny?

It’s true. The more that we study the causes of aging, the more we’re discovering that there are a few simple steps that you can take to stay young and healthy without expensive pills, creams, or treatments.

By the end of this article, you’re going to be 5 ways closer to a younger, healthier you that won’t cost you a dime.

Read on to find out what you can do to reverse the effects of aging by making just a few simple changes.

Get Outside!

That’s right. Outside. As in out of your chair, not in the office, away from the TV, opposite of inside, OUTSIDE. You can get all of the vitamin D that your body needs by being in the sun just 15 minutes a day, 3 times a week.

Not only do you need D to utilize other vitamins and minerals such as calcium, there’s also a link between longer telomeres (the protective endcaps of your chromosomes) and vitamin D intake. These telomeres are considered excellent aging markers. The longer the telomere, the younger your cell looks.

In addition to all of that, sunshine is a natural antidepressant. It actually causes an increase in the “happy” chemicals in your brain. What else do you need to know? Turn off the TV and get outside – it’ll make you look and feel younger!

Step Away From the Donut

There’s new, ever-increasing research that’s showing that sugar actually modifies the structure of essential proteins that are found in your body. Accumulations of these mutant proteins are linked to everything from decreased energy to wrinkles. Yuk.

If you like being tired and looking old, feel free to keep shoveling down the sweets. Otherwise, find other good things to replace that sweet tooth.

Get Up And Exercise

Sure, you hear this one all the time and it’s so much WORK! But it’s not as bad as you think. You don’t have to beat yourself up at the gym for 3 hours a day to reap serious benefits from exercising.

Even taking the dog for a 15 minute stroll once a day has tremendous health benefits. If you add in a little weight training, so much the better. The more you do, the better off you’ll be, but something is definitely better than nothing.

Exercise is good for everything from increasing cardiovascular health to clearing up acne and decreasing your risk of osteoporosis so get up and get moving.

Chill Out

This one’s for all of you type A’s out there. You’re literally stressing and worrying yourself to death. We know all about how stress increases your risk of heart attack, stroke, etc. but did you know that it also actually ages you at the cellular level?

That’s right. The telomeres discussed above of women with high stress levels actually look about a decade older than the telomeres of women who take time to smell the roses.

Take a break as often as you can, even if it’s just long enough to take a few deep breaths, rub your own shoulders, or make a quick phone call to a friend or loved one just to chat.

Enjoy Your Relationship!

Studies published in the British Medical Journal as well as in dozens of other reknowned publications show that people who have healthy relationships and engage in sex at least twice a week live longer than those who don’t.

Laughing and relaxing with your significant other is also great for stress reduction and increasing levels of the “happy” chemicals in your brain so get cuddly and start sharing laughter – you’ll look younger and live longer!

Now you know 5 easy-peasy ways to look and feel younger, and as promised, none of them cost you a dime. As a matter of fact, they’re all enjoyable and will actually enrich your quality of life while making you look better and feel healthier. Now get to it!

Can you think of other ways to look younger and feel better that are as easy as these? If so, feel free to share them with us in the comments section below!

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