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October 15, 2020 3 min to read

Bad habits that speed up the aging

Category : Health

Negative behavior means bad habits on which we have no control. These habits could be both physical and mental habits.

Nail baiting, getting up late, watching too much TV, overspending etc are physically bad habits whereas mentally bad habits could be thinking negatively about others, staying superstitious, being pessimistic etc.

However, bad habits both physical and mental ones, always tend to take you towards destruction of health and lead you towards premature aging.

What is aging?

Premature aging means unnatural aging which in other words is to look old before time. Those people who get wrinkled skin, weak bones, thin and grey hairs, inactive or less energetic bodies are the ones showing some of the signs of premature aging.

Due to such signs people seem to be elder by 10 or 15 years than their real age. Premature aging does not represent weakness but it represents ugliness or to be polite shabbiness.

It tends you towards depression and could arouse feelings of being unaffectionate towards life.

How bad habits develop

Bad habits are usually developed due to bad company or ignorance. The reward comes in the form of satisfaction by performing that habit again and again and sometimes you keep doing it without any realization of you being in a bad habit.

Factors that affect aging

Following are few of the main factors that can actually lead you towards premature aging:

Stress – Living a stressful life can lead to a premature aging. Stress can occur due to emotional distraction, social isolation, long term depression and anxiety. Stress does not only speed up aging but it also contributes to decreasing the human lifespan. Stress and depression in early stages of life, particularly in childhood and teenage could affect the personality drastically and can even leads towards suicide. Stress creates hollow and lonely feelings that destroy your skin. When someone remains in a constant state of stress, their bodies start to respond to the surrounding danger ultimately. They could be felt sad most of the time through the wrinkles which could be easily seen on their faces.

Environmental Damage – Air and noise pollution can also affect our body and skin which leads towards premature aging. Dryness on the skin could occur if one tends to live in dusty and polluted areas, for longer period of time. These environmental effects can be dealt with proper care but we often neglect these effects and end up looking older than our real age.

Exposure to Sunlight – Direct exposure towards the sunlight also damages our skin and leads towards aging quickly. It dries the skin and creates wrinkles but to not take care of our self is one of our bad habits that lead towards our early aging.

Lifestyle Choices – Eating three times a day, having a grand breakfast, little snacks, early dinner, early in bed at night and early rising up in morning are the keys that make our life healthy and perfect. People who follow such a natural routine tend to live happy, healthy and longer in their life than others.

Remain Happy – A person who lives around his friends or have a social interaction tends to live a healthy life. He feels less depression or stress towards even the major things happening in his life as the friends know the art of switching his moods towards happiness even in worst circumstances. Thus, remaining happy is the key to live a successful and healthy life.

Less Sleep – Sleep deprivation or less sleep is one of the biggest causes of aging and also the most common bad habit in the current times. Restlessness, anxiety and fatigue increases and adds up if we do not get enough sleep. This tends towards the aging just…
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