Looking young isn’t just about coloring the grays out of your hair. And feeling young isn’t just hitting the genetic jackpot.
So much of looking and feeling youthful is about making lifestyle choices that minimize the wear-and-tear on your body. How can you find out which ugly, aging forces to target—you know, the kind that cause disease and wrinkles? A good place to start is by focusing on one that’s hard on your heart and skin: inflammation—it actually makes your arteries less elastic and your skin feel less firm.
Inflammation isn’t all evil—it’s a necessary response to rev up your defenses so you can win the battle to kill viruses, bacteria and other foreigners that could be toxic. Think: when you injure your finger, it reddens and swells, a sign that your immune system is rushing to the wound to knock off invaders.
But if your body is constantly on guard against foreign gunk (say, lousy cholesterol building up in your arteries), it can cause more plaque to form, and even break off—that causes long-term harm. Think: heart attacks, strokes or even wrinkles and decay in orgasm quality. Inflammation triggers “oxidative stress,” where free radical molecules damage otherwise or previously healthy body cells.
The resulting poor circulation through your arteries is a big blow to your skin health. When blood can’t deliver the nutrients your body needs to grow and glow, you’re prone to aging, dull skin. It’s truly a vicious spiral, adding years to your face, and taking them away from your life.
Fortunately, there are simple steps to stay young at heart. One starts with taking supplements that keep your blood circulation flowing and your skin glowing.
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