People often say that men age better than women. That might not be strictly true, but what is scientifically proven is that men age differently than women. Testosterone helps men retain their physiques and wrinkle-free faces for longer. Whilst the ageing process might not be as visible or harsh on men as it is on women, that doesn’t mean men aren’t prone to fine lines and wrinkles entirely! We’ve already put together some anti-ageing tips for men, but today, we’re sharing eight more ways men can hold onto their youthful looks for longer…
Eat more protein
Whether you’re a gym fanatic or you love to walk, upping your protein intake is a great way to fight the ageing process. Research has proven that protein shakes can slow down your cells’ ageing process, with the amino acids boosting your energy-producing mitochondria, which, when consumed regularly, can add up to nine years to your lifespan. Add more lean meats to your diet (beef, lamb, pork), as well as chicken, fish, milk, yoghurt, and cheese, or invest in some low-calorie protein shakes to drink after every workout. You’ll be glad you did.
Stick to raw foods
There’s nothing more delicious than a chargrilled steak with browned peppers and tomatoes. The bad news, though, is that it could be causing you to age prematurely. Chargrilling or burning your food reduces the number of antioxidants, which means you’re missing out on your food’s natural goodness. Eating fruit and vegetables raw and meat roasted instead of fried means you’ll consume the right nutrients, which over time will help minimise wrinkles.
If you’re a fan of the great outdoors and spend all of your free time jetting off on faraway adventures, invest in a good-quality pair of sunglasses. The bright sun causes us to squint, which can damage your eyes and lead to lines and wrinkles. Choose a pair of sunglasses with large frames, dark lenses, and broad-spectrum protection to keep your eyes at their best. The right pair will do wonders for your street cred and make you look younger, too!
Stand up straight
Whether you spend your day slouched over a desk or relax on the sofa every evening, it’s important to review your posture and make changes. As we age, our posture suffers, which can result in a whole host of issues like difficulty walking, joint pain, and breathing problems. Straighten your back and shoulders to slow the ageing process. Doing so will reduce strain on your joints, which will boost your mood and make you feel more confident and relaxed.
Try something new: meditation
We get it: meditating sounds like a fad. But it’s scientifically proven to help improve our sleep, lower our anxiety, and reduce stress, three of the most common premature ageing factors. High levels of stress can result in a whole host of conditions like heartburn, risk of heart attacks, fertility issues, insomnia, low sex drive, and erectile dysfunction. Relaxing exercises and meditation will take some time to get used to, but will have a real impact on your mental wellbeing. Anti-ageing is more than looking younger – it’s about feeling good.
Binge on fruit and vegetables
We don’t need to tell you about the benefits of eating greener. Vegetables provide nutrients which can improve our health and maintenance, and they can help us to trim those excess pounds by keeping us fuller using fewer calories. Aim for at least five servings of vegetables every day, which will help to up your potassium, dietary fibre, folate (folic acid), vitamin A, and vitamin C intake. The more you can pack into your diet, the less likely you are to suffer from chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and strokes.
Say hello to eggs
How do you like your eggs in the morning? However – as long as you have some! Eggs are not only ideal for building muscle, but they help to maintain the strength of your bones and can slow down age-related conditions like heart disease. It’s a misconception that eggs increase blood cholesterol – in fact, they help to reduce inflammation in the brain, lowering your chances of developing Alzheimer’s. Nutrients and antioxidants found in egg yolks are also known to prevent macular degeneration and protect your retina from UV sun damage.
Go for an eye test
Speaking of your eyes, make sure you book a regular eye test as you get older. Your vision will weaken as you age, meaning you’ll spend more time squinting. Although this helps you focus, it also accentuates Crow’s Feet, which can make you appear older than you are. See your optician every six months and wear your glasses when you need to.
There you have it – some great tips on holding onto your youthful looks. If you’re looking for another way to turn back the clock naturally, consider the Oralift anti-ageing device, which offers men and women a natural facelift from the comfort of their own homes. Get in touch if you have any questions and check back to the blog soon for some more anti-ageing secrets.