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5 Healthy Habits That Fight the Signs of Aging

How to Maintain a Youthful Appearance


  • I am going to be 42 in a few days and I still get asked are you 30 31? and Laugh and say I must have had my kids when I was 11 then lol.. then they find out i have a 19yr old and a 16 yr old and are like omg how old are you LOL.. they almost die when they hear forty one come out of my mouth lol... I believe eating right exercising does help in the aging process but seriously Look at your genes.. If you mother father granpartents look good then you will too... same as if they look there age then you will too.. might be better if theysmoke and you dont but.. look at your family and you will know what you will look like at any age... I am lucky wil my gene pool.. but I dont bank on that I eating right and exercise and tan with sunscreen... and enjoy life :) Be Happy and smiles and laugh alot! - 6/9/2011 8:51:57 PM
  • I'm 59 but am told I look younger. I've never smoked, rarely drink alcohol, but I do drink a lot of water. I live in the Southwest in a very sunny, dry climate so keeping hydrated is a necessity of life, not just to keep the wrinkles away.

    I do have wrinkles, but I regard them as part of aging. I would never, never, never have botox or plastic surgery. I'm not that vain or narcissistic. I know women who've had botox treatments and/or facelifts, and while their faces look younger, the rest of them, from the neck down, looks old. Their necks are crepey, their arms & hands are wrinkly and have age spots, their legs aren't toned and sag a little. You are only fooling yourself if you think that a facelift or botox is going to make you look that much better.

    And, botox, collagen injections and facelifts can go wrong. Just think about celebrities like Joan Rivers, who looks awful, Lissa Rinna with her lumpy lips, and countless other celebrities who have that "deer in the headlights" look (constantly surprised), or can no longer smile or make any kind of facial expressions. The only people who think they look better/younger are themselves.

    Personally, I admire women who accept their age and are able to age gracefully without resorting to artificial ways of looking younger. I'd rather see Susan Sarandon or Judi Dench than the likes of Pamela Anderson, Janice Dickenson, Priscilla Presley, and others like them. - 6/9/2011 3:19:19 PM
  • These are nice ideas, and good for overall health, but won't deal with aging wrinkles and frown lines. I'm 44, and in my entire lifetime, I've never smoked, drank, always have eaten tons of plant-based foods, exercised, drink 9-10 glasses of water per day, have a low-stress lifestyle, and get plenty of sleep. I've worn sunscreen since my early 20s and live in a northern altitude with little sun, so haven't had much adult exposure. However, the only thing that has erased my deep frown lines between my eyebrows and my deep lines on my forehead has been botox. The results were practically immediate and turned back the clock on my face by at least 10 years. - 6/9/2011 1:56:07 PM
  • Heh, heh, I have to laugh. I'm 68 years old. What can I do to look younger if the the 40 year olds are already worried about looking old. We are what we are, and being comfortable with the way we look, if that look is healthy, is part of healthy aging.

    What did the sweet potato say to the other vegetables in the garden? I yam what I yam. - 6/9/2011 10:51:01 AM
  • I need to quit smoking again. However, my skin looks so much better since I have been eating whole foods and keeping the junk to a bare minimum. Last time I quit smoking, my pores shrunk dramatically.. - 6/9/2011 10:45:44 AM
  • 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

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