Feeling tired and old? Are you even looking older? These are the habits that might be bringing on those wrinkles more quickly than expected (or wanted).
Save your Botox money and invest in a treadmill! According to a recent study from the University of Oslo, your day-to-day habits have a direct effect on your appearance. Sounds like old news, right? Well, the idea of taking care of yourself in order to be healthy may not be new, but finding out that an extra happy-hour cocktail can speed up the hands of Father Time probably is! According to the Oslo study, smoking, drinking more than two alcoholic beverages a day, exercising less than two hours a week and forgoing servings of fruits and veggies can age you 12 whole years!
Here's a list of the culprits that could be causing that crinkle in your brow. (You know the one ....)
7 Bad Habits that Age You 12 Years
Hitting the Bottle
Diet can't do it all alone. Exercise stimulates proper physical and hormonal response necessary for building muscle and bone, burning fat, and keeping those crows feet at bay. Try committing to at least 30 minutes a day.
Smoking dehydrates your skin and stains teeth and nails not to mention the internal havoc it reeks. Save some money on expensive moisturizer by putting the smokes down and stepping away.
An unbalanced diet effects your waistline and your body's aging mechanism. Yes, eating at least 3 servings of fruits and veggies is vital to looking young but beware of "Jumbo Juices." You may be getting fruit but you are also getting tons of sugar.
Studies show that a minimum of seven to nine hours of uninterrupted sleep(at night) are essential for health. Not only is insomnia bad for your body but who wants to look tired all the time?
Don't Skip It
It's not the most important meal of the day for nothing. Without a balanced breakfast, your body will turn on your muscles for food. The consequences over time are lack of energy, weight gain, and looking old.
Banish Midnight Nibbles
That 1 a.m. fourth meal your chomping on is doing you no favors. Eating late stops your body from burning off existing fat stores and it raises your body's stress hormone. This causes hormonal imbalances.