Scientists are talking about a new type of aging - behavioral, when the physical and psychological habits left a mark on his face, even in young people.
Behavioral or behavioral aging most pronounced in girls after 25-30 years. Of course, all individually and depends on many factors. However, you probably have noticed, as once young and blooming familiar after graduation for a couple of years, dramatically lose their attraction? In these cases, dramatic changes - a consequence of lifestyle.
Unlike hronobilogicheskogo (which is associated with age and ruthless time) and the type of hormonal aging Behavioral depends on our daily behavior, thoughts and bad habits. Nicotine addiction - the first on the list.
"Smoking contributes to the development of a number of liver diseases. Let me remind you that the liver - the body is the main factory for the processing of toxic substances, drugs and so forth, "- explains the hepatologist, a dietitian Nuria MNKTS Dianova.
Life is too short to be wasted on unnecessary resentment. Sincere forgiveness can add several productive years to your life. On the contrary, the experience accumulated from year to year will undermine the physical strength.
In a study published in the Journal of Behavioral Medicine, states that the offense enhance the activity of the nervous system and reduce the quality of sleep.
"Stress increases levels of the hormone cortisol, and also contributes to overeating and as a result - weight gain, high blood pressure, blood sugar and risk of development of diabetes," - said Dr. Jennifer Landa.
Lack of sleep
Health and beauty require 7-8 hours of uninterrupted night's sleep. Lying down after midnight - a luxury only available to teenagers and students.
"Sleep deficit - it is bags under the eyes, swollen eyelids and excessive pallor", - says Alain Taufik, a sleep and a neurologist from New York Presbyterian Hospital.
If lack of sleep has become a habit, to return the person to the former state will not be easy, because over the weekend can not catch up.
"To determine how much sleep you need to improve the appearance, add the number of hours of sleep that you have received within two weeks (including naps) and divide by 14" - adds the doctor.
"Preemptive the upgrade of various organs and systems takes place in the night hours. Therefore, the neglect of this simple factor - blasphemy in relation to itself, "- reminiscent of Nuria Dianova.
Diets that promise quick weight loss, per se ambiguous idea. Bonus they are made to feel older. Firstly, suffers emotional background - falls concentration and energy levels, but increased irritability. Secondly, the sharp loss of fluid (based on this effect, most of express diets) ages the skin - it starts to sag and becomes thin as paper.
"Frequent use of starvation as mono-diet, due razblansirovannosti and monotony leads to dehydration, vitamin deficiency, and gives temporary result, and the sudden weight loss - the appearance of stretch marks," - says Nuria Dianova.
The combined effect
Scientists came to the conclusion that the combination of smoking, sedentary lifestyle, poor nutrition, and abuse of alcohol throws to chronobiological age 12 extra years.
The study, which lasted 20 years, was attended by about 5000 Britons between the ages of 18 to 44 years. In all 314 people were observed 4 addictions (29%). In the study, 91 respondents died.
Among the subjects are also found 387 people who did not have any bad habits. For 20 years, died just 32 people (8%).
In the healthy group were never smoked study participants (or long toss), non-drinkers and those who drank less than 2-3 alcoholic drinks per week, those who had 2:00 of physical activity weekly and eat fruits and vegetables at least 3 times day.
"As you can see, to be healthy, it is not necessary to go to extremes. This behavior may create each ", - said one of the study's authors Elisabeth Kvaavik of the University of Oslo.
Experts agree on one thing: the exterior - a reflection of the state of mind. can be a long stay young and healthy, if desired. However, it will have to learn to be happy.