We may not have discovered the fountain of youth but to keep ourselves young and healthy there are things we can do. Mens sana in corpore sano is the Latin phrase widely used in sporting to express the theory that physical exercise is an important or essential part of mental and psychological well-being. The truth behind “a healthy mind in a healthy body” has been already proven and all we have to do is pick up a few simple habits that will allow us to stay young and healthy as long as possible.
We know that the simple recommendations below can be of great help to you. Read them carefully!
1. Avoid the hair dryer and styling devices as they damage the hair
Using your hair dryer or the styling devices at high temperatures will degrade the hair, weaken its resistance and make it look dull.
Take a break from styling your hair every week. It may seem difficult, especially as getting those perfect curls or straight hair are well-established steps in our beauty routine. But do not forget that hair needs to regenerate and breathe. Styling devices such as those mentioned above, which almost always use high temperatures, take away the natural beauty of the hair when used excessively.
It is also important to hydrate your hair by using natural shampoos and conditioners. Coolherbals natural hair care range offers you a wide choice of oils, shampoos, and conditioners for dry, oily and normal hair as well as natural solutions and treatments for hair loss and thinning hair. Find out more here.
2. Use sunscreen every day
We always remember this product when summer comes. Nonetheless, dermatologists tell us that using sunscreen daily helps to prevent both skin cancer and premature aging of the skin.
It does not matter whether it is cloudy, it is raining or it is winter. Using sunscreen should always be one of your daily habits for the beauty and healthcare routine.
3. Half an hour of exercise a day helps keep you young and beautiful
If you want to keep yourself young, you have to take care of your body. In this sense, it is important to walk, run in the park or go to the gym. No matter what your choice is, do at least half an hour of exercise a day. Walking, for example, stimulates circulation, increases heart rate and provides enough oxygen, endorphins, and serotonin for your mind and body to be in perfect shape.
Soon enough you will notice a major difference in your mood and the health of your skin.
Exercise is a great way to keep fit and combat the signs of aging.
4. Renew your cells!
Do you know what is the most effective way to renew your cells, cleanse your body and keep it hydrated? You guessed: drinking water. If you want to keep yourself young adopt a very simple habit: a higher water consumption, a liquid that moisturizes the skin, fights its dryness and regenerates cells.
Do not set yourself a standard target of two liters of water a day, because the needs of each individual are different. It is best to be consistent and to drink a large glass of water every half an hour. This simple habit will have a huge effect on the body. Proper hydration is essential to maintaining you healthy and young.
5. Care for the often neglected areas – the hands and neck
To keep yourself young, it is not enough to care for your complexion, avoid fatty foods, and look for solutions for wrinkles and saggy skin. There are two areas of the body where the passing of time will show as well: the hands and the neck.
It is very important to keep your neck and hands perfectly moisturized. Apply moisturizing creams in this area twice a day, morning and evening.
Natural creams are the best ones to use and will offer you the guarantee of quality as well as keep you safe from all the harsh chemicals that can irritate sensitive skin.
6. Positive relationships? Yes, please!
Having a hundred friends does not help keep you young. But having good friends, though few, improves your mood, motivation, and enthusiasm. At the same time, a good friend is of great help in maintaining the health of the heart and mind.
7. Sleep at least 8 hours a night
Sleep is of the utmost importance for your body and mind. It is an essential need for body and brain and mind and one of the habits you should adopt on the long term. During deep night’s sleep, the body performs the most important detoxifying tasks. At the same time, the brain cleans dead cells, renews tissues, creates memories, reorganizes and creates new connections. All of these things help us to stay in shape, physically and psychologically.