Have you ever met someone who as they get older appears younger than others of similar age? These individuals have tapped into the fountain of youth! Some of it may be genetics, but it seems that a large part of staying looking young has to do with lifestyle!
I have witnessed teenage anorexics appear 20 years older, and older individuals who look twenty years younger! It is amazing to me how many of my own relatives look so young for their age! I have relatives nearing their 90s who have very active lifestyles and are extremely energetic, so this very topic has always peaked my curiosity! I even knew a woman who lived until 106! I am often mistaken for being at least 5 years younger than I actually am! I like to have fun with this and say that I am even 5 years older than I am!
So, what is the secret? It seems that individuals who have tapped into the fountain of youth take good care of their health and themselves-no smoking, very little alcohol intake, regular check-ups to the doctor and dentist, no substance abuse, well-balanced diet. Interestingly enough, some of the "old timers" I know never even exercised at a gym, but were very active in their work, home, and social lives! People who stay young seem to keep their minds and spirits young. Mostly they seem to be better able to handle negativity in a more constructive way, have motivation, more resilience, are more future-oriented instead of problem saturated! Remember youthfulness comes from within, so take care of yourself mentally, emotionally, physically, and you will look and feel younger!
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