Aging is just a part of life. But due to sun exposure, genetics, stress, and numerous other factors, some of us find ourselves with more fine lines and wrinkles than we can accept. Wearing sunscreen, eating a healthy diet, and avoiding stress can only go so far to fight the signs of aging.
We all love the look of smooth, perfect skin – whether on our faces or the rest of our bodies. We are deluged with images of flawless skin everywhere we look, and it can be difficult to compete in the digital age! So it’s no wonder that when a skin issue comes up, it not only bothers us aesthetically but can be embarrassing or even damage our self esteem.
Most people think of Botox as something that “middle-aged” people do, to smooth out lines on the forehead or between the eyes. And yes, plenty of people in their 40s and 50s begin seeking regular Botox treatments for this exact reason. But when you think about how Botox works to reduce lines and wrinkles, the idea of preventive Botox begins to make a lot of sense.
It probably won’t surprise you to hear that your behaviors can influence not only your health, but also your longevity. We’ve known these things for years, and they are no secret. However, it might surprise you to learn just how much your choices can affect your health, and how much longer you could live if you make the right ones.
When you first heard about Botox, you probably thought, “A few simple injections, just under the skin, that nearly erase wrinkles and it only takes a few minutes? Sign me up!” But then you looked into how the process works, and maybe you felt hesitant. Botox sounds pretty bizarre, when you think about it.
As we age, it’s normal to develop slight problems with memory or cognitive functioning. But you don’t have to just accept these issues as an inevitable part of the aging process! Scientists have discovered that there are numerous ways to ward off, or at least postpone, the cognitive decline that we associate with advanced age. So as you work to keep your body young and healthy, remember to take care of your brain, too!
We’ve all heard those stories about supermodels who purchase enormous insurance polices on their legs or face. It sounds silly, but it makes sense. Models make a living based off their appearance, and if anything should happen to their aesthetic appeal, their career goes down the drain. These insurance policies help to protect their income and standard of living.
If you’re trying to lose weight, you’ve probably bemoaned your slow metabolism at some point. This is particularly true as we grow older, because our basal (resting) metabolism tends to slow with age. If you understand the factors that affect your metabolism, you can take positive steps to boost it – even as you pass a few more birthdays.