If you are lucky enough to live for many years, you should embrace getting older as time passes - everyone wants a long life, after all. That said, there are plenty of signs of ageing that we would rather do without. In today's guide, we're going to take a look at how to ensure you are looking and feeling your best as you approach your midlife - and beyond - with some solutions to several of the most common issues. Read on to find out more!
First of all, you might feel like you will never show signs of ageing. When you are in your mid to late twenties, you feel on top of the world, but the reality is that - in biological terms, anyway - you are already on your way down. As you approach your mid-30s, it's important to realise that your body is a lot less resistant to damage, change, and hectic, party lifestyles. Your metabolism will be significantly slower, and it becomes harder to shift those extra pounds you build up over the Christmas period and holidays. Your ability to grow new brain cells starts to slow, too. And you will start to notice your hair beginning to recede or grey, wrinkles starting to appear, and body shape changing. The following tips can help you reduce the impact of all these common issues.
Baldness is inevitable for many men, either from simple ageing or due to hereditary reasons. Things will be a little different once you have actually lost your hair - it’s easy to accept once you reach a certain age. But in the meantime, what can you do? There are a few treatments available, of course - you could consider everything from surgical implants through to less invasive hairline micropigmentation. Your hair stylist will be able to suggest suitable cuts, too, to reduce the impact of your balding pate.
When you are young and full of vigour, the average person finds it easy to keep the weight off. But as we discussed in the intro, it gets harder as you approach your middle years, due to your metabolism and lifestyle. It’s vital that you recognise the importance of regular exercise, a healthy diet, and even a good work-life balance. All these issues have a significant impact on your overall health and fitness, and given that many experts believe that the body you have when you hit 40 is the one you will keep for the rest of your life, any signs of weight gain are going to be harder to shift as the years roll by.
Wrinkles occur because as we get old, the skin starts to show signs of wear and tear. We lose hydration, elasticity is reduced, and there is too much tension on the skin due to bad habits such as smoking, poor diet, and hyperacidity. Inevitably, all those times we speak, laugh, show sadness or any other emotion start to have an impact as the skin loses its ability to self-repair. You can ward off wrinkles by a healthy lifestyle, and make sure you quit your bad habits and drink plenty of water every day. Moisturisers can help, too, and while using substances like Botox and other fillers isn’t a personal recommendation, many guys are starting to use them these days.
Hope these tips have helped - don’t forget, the sooner you start to live a healthy lifestyle, the less impact ageing will have in your later years!