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5 Healthy Habits That Fight the Signs of Aging

How to Maintain a Youthful Appearance


  • Aging is part of life's process. Being a boomer, I choose to refer to my self as a junior senior. Not sure where the phrase originated from. My one gripe is that so many of my friends continue to smoke. And the aging process is very evident on their faces. I use to smoke but quit many years ago. At first I did gain a little weight, but I quickly learned to substitue healthy snacks when the urge to smoke hit me. - 6/9/2011 9:34:53 AM
  • Great article and great comments too. I'd put plenty of sleep high on my personal 'anti-ageing' regime. - 11/21/2010 12:51:05 PM
  • My mother uses 98% aloe vera gel as her moisturizer. It has greatly improved her skin and she looks younger, so I could recommend that! - 11/21/2010 4:29:33 AM
    Bottom line for me - aging is way better than the alternative, at least at this point in my life (54 years old). - 11/20/2010 4:55:10 AM
  • Most people'd agree that smoking is aging. I took in my parents' dog. My mom has smoked in the house for years; the dog had drooping "Basset hound" eyes - all red and sad looking. He's been smoke-free with me for three weeks and his eyes have shrunk back up to the eyeball - he looks SO much younger already.

    Good article with right-on tips. Thanks. ;0) - 10/31/2010 9:28:48 AM
  • I would add do strength training. Exercise is the ultimate anti-aging regimen, and I have seen women who weight train that look in their 20s when they are in their 50s and 60s (seriously!) - 9/12/2010 3:08:31 PM
    Never a truer word spoken. I've just turned 30, I don't smoke (anymore!!!) and have never been a big drinker. My skin is in the best condition it's been in a long time thanks to a more balanced diet and excercising (which *I* think gives it a lovely 'glow'!) I'm really beginning to see the difference with friends of a similar age though, who are starting a look a little (dare I say it?), haggard! - 8/28/2010 6:58:45 AM
  • I started all of these in my 20's, and now that I'm about to turn 50, I can say that I really don't have any complaints about my skin and get mistaken for being much younger. Would love to know how I would have looked if I never baked my skin in my teens! - 6/1/2010 4:20:14 PM
    I"m 51 now and am pleased with my skin's appearance and texture. When I was in my 20's, I remember a woman at a beauty counter telling me some of these very same things to keep my skin healthy as I grew older. I followed her advice and it worked.
    This is a great article. I'd like to pass it on to my grand-daughter!
    - 8/8/2009 2:49:41 PM
  • Great article! It gives me extra reasons to eat properly...more fresh fruits and veggies. - 8/8/2009 8:25:50 AM
  • SKY1233
    I love reading articles like this. It's drilled in our heads all of the time on what is good and bad for you and when I used to smoke I knew that I was risking getting cancer and damaging my body. I do these things anyways. I think we continue doing these things until we have a hard realization physically. Until then we live like "It will never happen to me". Thankgoodness I am now smoke free :) - 4/20/2009 6:45:20 PM
  • I am so glad to see today's younger generation taking better care of themselves rather than waiting. I am thankful for the media that helps to make us all more aware of how to better take care of ourselves. Where did the years go in my life? - 3/11/2009 9:12:13 PM
  • i'm only 23, but my life plan is to age gracefully and feel great as I do so. I think women are most beautiful when they are natural and that is what I want to be. - 2/3/2009 2:13:27 AM
  • i like to read articles like this. i'm 23 and i hope to follow guidelines like this as i age... - 1/18/2009 9:45:51 AM
    I'm told I'm very young looking (I'm 46). While part of this is probably genetics, I also have not used soap on my face since I was 18 years old, I've never smoked, and I don't drink to excess. There are a lot of things I've done wrong, like over-eating, but facial skin care is not one of them. I use a mild cleaser, followed by a gentle toner to restore the skin's ph balance, and then a light moisturizer. All hypo-allergenic. I wish I'd paid the same attention to the skin on my hands and neck, because that is what will give away my age before my face does! - 12/2/2008 3:20:09 AM

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