If you sit for more than 8 hours every day, you may look 8 years older. Loneliness and a lack of friends can also cause your body age faster and other health problems. There are some things we may not even think about that can affect our appearance.
We at Vibesdiary Blog compiled some things that may cause early aging so that you can start preventing them today. At the end of this article, you can find a bonus feature about a little tip that can help you to stay younger for longer.
1. You sit more than 8 hours a day.
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People who sit most of the day and get no exercise are biologically 8 years older than their actual age. This statement was proven true by researchers who tested 1,500 women and determined it may be connected to our DNA. Prolonged sitting may shorten the length of chromosomes.
Shortened chromosomes can also lead to some diseases. Because of this, researchers recommend having at least 30 minutes of exercises a day and taking a break from sitting every 30 minutes.
2. You wear heavy earrings too often.
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Heavy earrings put a lot of weight onto a delicate area of the ears. It can cause a loss of ear shape and split earlobes. Your skin gets stretched and loses its elasticity which creams can’t always fix. It may seem like an insignificant factor of aging, but our ears are a very visible part of our bodies. It adds more years to your appearance when your ear skin looks saggy and old.
3. You consume only red meat.
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It’s not just about refusing to eat red meat altogether but rather, more about the amount of it you consume. A study showed that eating too much red meat and too few fruits and vegetables may increase one’s biological age. It happens because this kind of diet increases levels of one element in the blood which is called serum phosphate. Moreover, it can cause chronic kidney disease down the line.
The best way to avoid negative results is to balance your diet and not exclude other types of foods, especially fruits and vegetables.