They say prevention is the best form to combat aging, and now a leading model and stylist has revealed the five things you should do in your twenties and thirties to look better in your fifties and sixties and to feel better.
Australian model and stylist Mel Brady has been active in the fashion industry for over 30 years and has a wealth of beauty, health and diet secrets.
With the words of FEMAIL, the 57-year-old shared a few of her top secrets – including regular exercise, laughter and sunscreen every day.
The Australian model and stylist Mel Brady (photo) has been in the fashion industry for over 30 years – and has a wealth of beauty, health and diet secrets
The first thing the 57-year-old model and the stylist (photo) said is that you have to laugh and remember to enjoy life as much as possible
& # 39; At the age of 57 I have spent quite some time in the last ten years & # 39; under the hood & # 39 ;, restoring a number of things I ignored in my youth. & # 39; Mel told FEMAIL.
& # 39; There are many things that I wish I knew about self-care in my twenties – what I do now. & # 39;
So what are they?
1. Laugh and release
The first thing the 57 year old model and stylist said you should laugh and remember to enjoy life as much as possible.
Ok Okay, you are busy, there is a lot of pressure to multitask, life can be stressful and when it comes to releasing stress, people often tend to self-medicate with alcohol or drugs, making there will feel older and older than you are in the long run, & Mel said.
& # 39; But there is another way to make you feel better, and you may have forgotten this super-simple idea. & # 39;
Mel said that laughter & # 39; has so many benefits & # 39; even though it only takes five minutes.
& # 39; It's no secret laughter to keep you young, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; Researchers have shown that laughter increases blood circulation to the head and heart, and it also improves our physical and emotional health while reducing anger. & # 39;
She even said that you could look younger, thanks to the fact that it stimulates the facial muscles and therefore increases blood circulation.
The second thing Mel advises to practice in the 20s and 30s to look and feel better in the 50s and 60s is exercise and meditation – what she said you should practice daily if possible
2. Exercise and meditate
The second thing Mel advises you to practice in your 20s and 30s to look better and feel better in your 50s and 60s is practice and meditation.
& # 39; If you do not use it, you will lose it & # 39 ;, she said.
& # 39; Of course, if you are younger, you might be able to stay slim naturally. But as you get older, that theory eventually disappears from the window. & # 39;
The 57-year-old – who has been practicing regularly throughout her life – said it has been proven that & # 39; aerobic fitness reduces brain tissue loss in older people & # 39 ;.
& # 39; So exercise causes those endorphins to work, and if you do it regularly, the muscle memory of your body takes over as you get older & # 39 ;, Mel said.
The same can be said for meditation, which has a whole range of benefits – from relaxation to mindfulness.
Get good habits when you are in your 20s and 30s, and you are ready for life.
It is what your mother has always told you, but the magical powers of sunscreens cannot be overestimated – not even in your childhood
3. Apply sunscreen every day
It is what your mother has always told you, but the magical powers of sunscreens cannot be overestimated – not even in your childhood.
& # 39; Yes, I know everyone likes a tan, but the damage you do in your teens and twenties will show you in your thirties, forties and beyond, & # 39; said Mel.
& # 39; Make sure you always wear sunscreen and drink a lot of water. No topical cream hydrates you like water. & # 39;
The 56-year-old said that although you may be impressed by expensive products in this decade, expensive clothing is not always worth your hard-earned money.
& # 39; I would say that you cannot purchase the advertising rhetoric about aging, & # 39; said Mel.
& # 39; So be smart about how and where you spend your money. If you are uncertain in your twenties, how are you going to look at your 40s, 50s and worse? & # 39;
4. Stimulate your brain
Keeping your mind active is one of the best things you can do for your health, according to the 57-year-old model and stylist.
& # 39; Reading was once a great way to do this, but I realize that this pastime continues to deteriorate.
& # 39; Nowadays there are great online games such as Luminosity or even old-school board games such as Scrabble or crossword puzzles.
& # 39; It is quite possible to rewire the way you think, because the more your mind extends, the sharper it is. & # 39;
To prevent your brain from turning into a mummy by the time you're 50, try to do something like that every day.
It's a taboo subject, but Mel said that sex and masturbation really keep you young, Mel says (photo)
5. Regular sex and / or masturbation
It's a taboo subject, but Mel said that sex and masturbation really keep you young.
& # 39; Sex releases endorphins, which can reduce the symptoms of anxiety, and while it may not be a cure for depression, it can certainly keep your mind off things, stimulate your mood, and help you sleep better. & # 39;
Mel said it doesn't necessarily matter if you don't have a partner, because & # 39; masturbation gets the same result & # 39 ;.
& # 39; It can actually be said that it takes less time to achieve, and the best thing is that you learn what you like, & # 39; she said.
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