8 Best Lifestyle Choices Everybody Ought to Know About

To stay happy and healthy it is needed to make certain lifestyle choices that will benefit our overall health and wellbeing. In fact, healthy lifestyle can also benefit your skin and overall appearance. If you want to slow down the formation of wrinkles and fine lines, maintain skin radiance, look and feel younger, it’s about time you reconsider lifestyle choices you made and switched unhealthy ones with healthier options. This article brings you 8 lifestyle choices that will benefit both your skin quality and overall health.

1. Exercise

Physical activity is always beneficial for your overall health and wellbeing.

Benefits of regular exercise include:

  • Weight management
  • Prevention of chronic diseases
  • Improved mood and energy levels
  • Improved sleep quality
  • Improved sex life etc.

Introducing regular exercise to your lifestyle also has anti-aging effects. For example, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh led by Anne Newman have discovered that physical activity is the best way to prevent loss of mobility that is associated with aging process. Findings from their study presented at the American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting in 2014 also revealed that just 20 minutes of brisk walking can prevent loss of mobility.

Furthermore, researchers of the McMaster University in Ontario discovered that regular exercise also can REVERSE skin aging. Results of the study were presented at the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine annual meeting in 2014, and they showed that men and women older than 40 who exercised regularly had thinner, healthier stratum corneum and thicker dermis layers.

Therefore, to improve your health, mobility, and prevent various signs and symptoms associated with aging process, physical activity is a must.

2. Quit smoking

Smoking is associated with lung cancer and it increases risk for a wide array of diseases. This bad habit can also speed up aging and formation of fine lines and wrinkles. How? It’s because smoking narrows down blood vessels thus preventing skin from getting valuable nutrients it needs remain healthy and firm.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery published a study conducted by Okada H. C. of the University Hospitals of Cleveland and team of researchers. The research included 79 pairs of twins of which one twin was smoking 5 years longer than his/her counterpart. Results of the study showed that twins who had smoked longer had worse scores for lower lid bags, malar bags, and lower lip vermilion wrinkles.

One of the most important healthy lifestyle choices you should consider is smoking to improve your health as well as the health of people around you (second-hand smoke).

3.  Have a regular skincare regimen

Washing your face in the morning isn’t enough. Your skin is sensitive and prone to damage caused by different factors. The best way to improve its quality and maintain (or restore) radiant complexion is by following a regular skincare regimen. The best skin care routine involves best cleanser that won’t cause irritations, toner, moisturizer, sunscreen, weekly exfoliation, and regular application of rich anti-wrinkle night creams and eye treatments.

Strict skincare routine (done twice a day) ensures dead skin cells, debris, and other impurities don’t clog your pores and it also evens out skin’s tone and texture.

4. Be positive

A positive attitude is highly important. The positive point of view gives you a sense of purpose and direction, and it also motivates you to try new things and take care of your health and wellbeing. Although being positive seems like unimportant lifestyle choice it is extremely beneficial. It is needless to mention that positive attitude makes you feel more confident about yourself and increases your self-esteem.

A study conducted by Patrick L. Hill of the Carleton University showed that purposeful individuals lived longer than their counterparts throughout the course of the 14-year study. Findings published in the Psychological Science showed that longevity benefits weren’t conditional on participants’ age. Author and team of researchers concluded the study emphasizing that having a purpose in life buffers against mortality risk across the adult years.

5. Eat healthy foods

Indulging yourself into unhealthy greasy, fatty, sugary, processed, and refined foods heightens your risk for getting numerous diseases. It is needless to mention that unhealthy foods don’t have any nutritional value, and your skin isn’t able to get much-needed nutrients. Everything you eat directly impacts your health as well as the quality of your skin. Swap unhealthy foods with healthier alternatives and include the variety of fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet. Fruits and veggies are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants which prevent oxidative damage.

6. Get enough sleep

Having regular sleep pattern is beneficial for your health and wellbeing. Lack of sleep decreases energy levels which affect your productivity at work, and it’s needless to mention it increases stress levels, irritability, etc. Plus, sleep deprivation isn’t good for skin either. When you sleep, skin cells work extra hard to repair and renew which is important for the healthy and radiant complexion. Without deep sleep, this isn’t possible.

Therefore, to improve your overall health and look younger make sure you have the regular sleeping pattern. Before bed, clean your face, apply night cream and to slow down the formation of fine lines & wrinkles as well as dark circles and puffiness under your eyes you should consider using eye creams.

7. Have sex regularly

Dr. David Weeks of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital conducted a study where he discovered that regular sex can make men and women look 5 to 7 years younger. Results of his research were published in the Telegraph, also, while speaking at the British Psychological Society conference, he pointed out that regular sex also prolongs person’s lifespan.

Healthy sex life regulates blood pressure, improves immunity, boosts energy levels, and decreases stress. It’s needless to mention that healthy sex life improves your relationship with spouse or partner.

8. Stay hydrated

Most people underestimate the importance of staying hydrated and drinking water regularly throughout the day. Below, you can see some of many reasons

why you should drink water:

  • Maintains balance of fluids in your body
  • Controls calories
  • Energizes muscles
  • Makes skin look good i.e. without water skin looks dry and dull
  • Helps your kidneys
  • Maintains healthy bowel function.


Happy life requires healthy lifestyle choices, and this article listed 8 important choices you should consider. All lifestyle choices from this article will improve skin quality and benefit your overall health and well being. Start today.

Also watch : 5 Morning Habits That Will Supercharge Your Life

Author Bio


This article has been written by Meighan Sembrano, she has done her Mass Communication degree. She enjoys to write about health , lifestyle fitness , world news & beauty. She is an author at Consumer Health Digest since 2012.

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