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What’s My Age Again? 9 Anti-Aging Tricks That’ll Keep People Guessing

There is but one aging alternative - and we’re not so into it. Grow old without looking it by incorporating these healthy lifestyle secrets.

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2. Use Daily Sun Protection

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Rain or shine, summer or winter - sunscreen is a MUST. UV rays are one of the main causes of premature aging, including wrinkles, sunspots, and dull complexion. Apply SPF 15 (or higher) each day to keep aging at bay.

3. Aerobic Exercise

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Aerobic exercise increases circulation throughout the body and strengthens the heart and lungs. It aids in digestion, helps us reduce anxiety and stress, and enhances the quality of our sleep. To put it simply: the more you exercise, the better your body and mind will be as you age.

4. Maintain Healthy Teeth

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Nothing can make you look older than yellow, stained, or missing teeth! Make a point to brush AND floss at least twice-a-day while using over-the-counter whitening products on the regular.

5. Practice Proper Nutrition

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If maintaining healthy skin is a concern (and we know it is), foods containing vitamins A, C, and E, and polyphenols should be part of your daily diet. Try adding more oranges, broccoli, berries, carrots, and sweet potatoes.

6. Rest Up!

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They call it “Beauty Sleep” for a reason. Depriving your body of sleep not only results in dull skin and baggy eyes, but increases your risk for viral infections, heart disease, obesity, and stroke, with an associated decline in mental functioning to boot. Rest easy - rest often!

7. Try Meditation & Yoga

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Stress wreaks havoc on our bodies and makes us feel old before our time. Make deep breathing exercises or meditation a part of your routine. Yoga has the added benefit of not only calming the mind but also keeping the body flexible and strong.

8. Limit Alcohol & Quit Smoking

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If you began smoking at a young age, chances are it was in an attempt to appear older. Well… it works. Studies show that smoking can accelerate the aging process considerably. Kick the habit and tone down your booze intake to enjoy a longer and more attractive life.

9. Smile!

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Smiling not only makes you more approachable; it can also boost productivity, lower blood pressure, and release natural painkillers into the body. Now there’s something to smile about!

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