Do you want to look younger? Here’s Your Checklist

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Looking younger, feeling younger and moving like your still a youth isn’t an easy task as we start to get older. Getting married is a great achievement and with that responsibility of nurturing a family (with another child on the way), it’s easy for us to let the trials of life cause us to let slip the way we look, how we eat and so on.

Looking younger than you are isn’t for the realm of women and neither is feeling it. If we look after our bodies this achievement is almost always guaranteed by Allah ta ala’s leave. Having a healthy lifestyle should be as important to you as it is to a PHD Doctor because the way you live will set the standard for your family and affects your community.

In this article we will look into various ways you can reverse the ageing process, maintain your manliness and sport the garb of youthfulness that bit longer than those men of your age group so let’s do this.

Get active

The healthy circulation of blood around your body aids good, healthy skin cells. Good blood flow carries oxygen and other nutrients to cells also removing waste and free radicals. Exercising regularly will help revitalise your skin and also helps reduce your stress levels that will sometimes show outwardly. 

Eating healthy fats

Maintaining healthy skin can be amplified by consuming healthy fats such as Fatty Fish, Avocados, Broccoli and Dark Chocolate.

Omega-3 fatty acids help your skin stay thick, supple and moisturized, reducing inflammation and help your skin stay less sensitive to the sun’s UV rays.

Avocados have amazing antioxidant abilities that protect against oxidative (free radical) damage. Vitamin E which is found in Avocado is responsible for this and research from PubMed Central found that combining vitamin E and C makes vitamin E that bit more effective.

Fasting

Research published in Medical News Today found that fasting can rejuvenate ageing human cells. The molecule Beta-hydroxybutyrate which is a ketone produced during fasting can delay vascular ageing (the tests were done on mice). 

Vitamins and Minerals

Essential nutrients because of the various roles they play in our bodies, vitamins and minerals need to be consumed for bone health, skin, hair health our immunity and more. Food and drink have varying amounts of vitamins and minerals so eating a well-balanced set of meals each day will help you ensure you’re getting what you need. 

Avoid eating fast food and alcohol

Takeaway meals taste great but should be eaten in moderation to avoid increased chances of coronary heart issues, type2 diabetes, depression, cancer, stroke, obesity and more.

Drinking alcohol has been linked to high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, liver disease and digestive issues so alcohol should also be avoided.

Quit smoking

Smoke contains carbon monoxide which reduces blood flow and leaves your skin and lips looking dry. The ageing process is increased by smoking and has adverse effects on your body.

There’s so much we can do to look after our health and bodies which have been entrusted to us for a short time. As a Muslim you wouldn’t enter the Friday Prayer with dust in your hair, smelling like carrion. You also wouldn’t put yourself forward to marry a Muslimah without looking your best. Health and fitness is a part of self-care, if you don’t care for yourself who will you care for?!

If you’re inspired by this post to get healthy or you have a comment to share [Message Me Here].

Further reading:

https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/features/exercise#1

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/12-foods-for-healthy-skin#2.-Avocados

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323039#A-drug-target-to-stop-aging,-chronic-disease

Published by Abu Hafs

Abu Hafs Hanif from London. Married with Children. Fitness and Nutritional Advisor.

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