4. Working Too Much
We’re conditioned as adults, to place our careers above all else, such as home, family and friends, and especially our physical health. The goal is to compete and climb up the corporate ladder, and earn as much as possible, this at a cost. Although placing all effort on building and advancing one’s career is admirable, it can age you drastically.
The problem elevates, once working all that overtime to keep up in the rat race. Working ten extra hours a week can easily escalate into twenty hours a week, and suddenly the time that’s reserved for exercising, leisure, relaxing and having fun with friends and family, and especially sleeping, goes on the back burner. Working overtime, also forces one to eat poorly.
3. Eating Bad Junk Food
Eating junk food is comforting, anything from mall fast food, prepackaged frozen food, to store bought bakery products. What everyone is aware of, is that junk food is tasty but bad for you, but we eat them anyways. It then leaves a feeling of being bloated, tired, and generally lousy. It becomes important to become mindful, and eat foods which are healthy and boosts energy.
Attempting to do so however becomes a vicious cycle, as there’s weight gain, that turns into not caring about appearance, as we get addicted to eating sugar and bad fats. Then before you know it, the thoughts of eating healthy or exercising regularly, becomes a foreign concept, which ages you.
2. Not Getting Enough Sleep
Most are too busy, to get their regulated amount of beauty sleep on a nightly basis. What adults need is a minimum of seven hours per night. What a lack of sleep does, is robs us of the mental and physical “reset” that we need, to get us through the hectic day. Failing to get enough sleep, is also hard on the body, especially the major organs.
What builds up over time, is that this lack of sleep adds up, making one look and feel years older than they actually are. What’s known for certain, is that this sleep can’t be recaptured on the weekends. Once it’s lost, it’s gone forever. What getting five hours of sleep per night on a consistent basis, does is introduces detriment habits such as drinking too much coffee.
1. Smoking Cigarettes
Smoking cigarettes when young, is considered a gateway to becoming an adult. To look cool and appear older. Mission accomplished, as what the toxins does is ages you, making you look older than you actually are. The reason being, that cigarettes and cigars contain harmful chemicals, that damages skin, teeth, eyes, and hair.
The addictive nature that is smoking, does is develops a serious range of health issues that affects every organ in the body. For instance, what it does is causes extended damage to the lungs, which makes you look, feel, and sound years older than you actually are.