5 habits that can make you age faster than you think

5 habits that can make you age faster than you think

Every living organism experiences growth in one way or the other. Human beings, plants, animals and even bacteria metamorphose from one stage to the other.

Inasmuch as this is inevitable, we can play a role in regulating how we look, when we take a look at ourselves in the mirror.

YEN.com.gh has sampled for you, bad habits that could leave you looking older than you really are.

1. Getting little sleep.

The body, haven been subjected to various activities in the course of the day, deserves to be replenished with enough rest.

Medical practitioners often recommend at least eight hours of rest each night. How many hours of sleep do you get each night?

5 habits that can make you age faster than you think

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2. Eating less fruits and vegetables

Fruits and vegetables contain important vitamins and minerals needed by the body. A daily intake of essential fruits and vegetables, among other benefits, boosts the body’s immune system.

Because they full of nutrients such as antioxidants and vitamins, they help fight off infections, and keep the body healthy.

5 habits that can make you age faster than you think

3. Eating too much sugar

Foods that are rich in starches and sugars can lead to glycation, a process in which sugar molecules attach to your collagen or the main building blocks of your skin.

Examples of such foods are white bread, ice cream, and potato chips.

5 habits that can make you age faster than you think

4. Smoking and drinking too much alcohol

Both habits could result in excessive ageing, especially of the skin. Research has proven that smoking leads to greater eye bags, and more lip wrinkles.

Research also suggests that alcohol has been identified as capable of reducing the level of antioxidants in the skin.

This could lead to inflammation and free radical damage to the skin cells. Alcohol also tends to dehydrate your skin, which can make your face look dry and rough.

5 habits that can make you age faster than you think

5. Little exercise

A healthy mind, it is often said, is found in a healthy body. Less than the required level of exercise leads to stiffened muscles. That, certainly play a role in the process of accelerated aging.

5 habits that can make you age faster than you think

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