Lifestyle changes may help prolong youthful look
February 29, 2012
While many people choose to undergo facelifts and other facial surgeries to maintain a youthful appearance as they age, ClickOnDetroit.com reports that making some changes to your lifestyle may help individuals look more youthful.
Anti-aging experts in the article recommend staying away from toxins like BPA, which is a chemical found in plastic and canned foods. Avoiding sugar, potatoes, pastas and breads as well as other substances that cause inflammation can also make individuals look and feel younger. Foods believed to help in the fight against aging include strawberries, blackberries, corn, egg yolk, artichoke hearts, broccoli, flaxseed (omega-3 fatty acids), water and dark green, leafy vegetables.
Other ways to avoid aging too quickly include getting enough vitamins, including vitamin D, getting adequate sleep, exercising regularly, moisturizing the skin, quitting smoking and avoiding stress.
"Stress increases the hormone cortisol and anything that we can do to decrease the hormone cortisol will decrease slow down the aging process," an anti-aging expert commented. The news source suggests spending more time with friends and engaging in an active social life to combat stressful days.
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), in 2010, more than 7.7 million individuals underwent non-surgical procedures aimed at helping individuals improve their appearance by looking more youthful. Cosmetic eyelid surgery and facelifts were among the top 10 most popular surgical procedures.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), is recognized as the world's leading organization devoted entirely to aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine of the face and body. ASAPS is comprised of over 2,600 Plastic Surgeons; Active Members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (USA) or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have extensive training in the complete spectrum of surgical and nonsurgical aesthetic procedures. International Active Members are certified by equivalent boards of their respective countries. All members worldwide adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and must meet stringent membership requirements.
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