Jogging makes people look older

Why age

1. WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING YOUNGER

Our hormonal system, controlled by the hypothalamus in the brain, is responsible for the fact that we age at all. It also regulates sleep, food intake, sexual behavior - and the aging process. At a young age, the hormone secretion runs at full speed, in the course of life it decreases. The result: over time, the body cells and their genetic material wear out - the body ages. But thanks to modern medicine and comfortable living conditions, this process is slowing down. One in three children born today can be 100 years old. And a look at the photo album reveals: Our mothers looked much older at our age. Don't we have to tell them yes.

2. AVOCADO INSTEAD OF DIET

Those who permanently undersupply their bodies are denying them important anti-aging nutrients. Eat fish, whole grains and lean meat every day! And avocado - although it contains a lot of fat, it protects against age spots and wrinkles with vitamin E.

3. CUT GRIMACES

Talking, brooding, laughing - the facial muscles shorten as a result of the constant strain, and expression lines form over time. The good news: With a few minutes of facial exercise a day, the formation of lines can be stopped. Against the nasolabial fold, use your middle finger to draw the line from the corner of the mouth to the base of the nose. Form a "pointed mouth" and hold for three seconds - five repetitions. The following exercise helps against the frown lines: Place your hands on your forehead so that the heels of your hands touch the browbones. Push the skin up and look at the floor with your eyes - do you feel the pressure? Hold for five seconds, loosening the muscles after each repetition by quickly raising and lowering your eyebrows a few times. By the way: massages can also intensify the effectiveness of creams.

4. MORE LOVE!

In a study with over 3500 subjects, Dr. David Weeks, neuropsychologist at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, that having sex three times a week makes us look ten years younger. Uff.

5. NEWS FROM THE LABORATORY

The selection of anti-aging products is growing - there is now targeted tutoring for every little weakness.

6. ETERNAL YOUTH WITHOUT "TODAY JOURNAL"?

Dr. Andrew Weil, anti-aging pope from Arizona, recently revealed a strange recipe for oxidative stress: Stop watching the news in the evening. Bullshit, we say. How else can you find out what has happened in the world? Apart from that, his new book "Better living on your own" is full of intelligent tips against wrinkles, clearly structured according to age groups. It's worth reading (Bloomsbury Berlin, 19.90 euros).

7. NICOTINE AND VITAMINS

Smokers age twice as fast as non-smokers from the time they start smoking. A 30-year-old's skin can look like that of a 45-year-old. Vitamin C reduces the effects of nicotine somewhat, but according to a US study, vitamin A and beta-carotene increase a smoker's risk of developing cancer.

8. SMALL CELL COURSE

To protect the cell nuclei of the skin from harmful environmental influences - the face, décolleté, neck and arms are particularly exposed - often eat a mix of folic acid (in leafy salads and spinach) and creatine (in lean meat and fish). The ideal addition to a healthy diet: a clever body care product that contains both active ingredients (e.g. the firming "DNAge Cream Serum" from Nivea, 10 euros).

9. Sport in nature

Sport actually slows down cell aging. But those who regularly go jogging in the city center pollute their skin with exhaust fumes. American researchers have now even found that certain molecules from the exhaust pipe can penetrate deep into the skin and damage living cells. So rather run through the forest or go swimming.

10. DOG HEARTS

The stress hormone cortisol also causes cells to age faster. If the hormone level is constantly increased - be it due to anger at work, constant deadline pressure or problems in the family - we age faster. The good news: Researchers have now found that living with a pet can lower cortisol levels. At least once the little one is house-trained ...

11. SOUP GREEN

Antioxidants and vitamin C make parsley and cress the perfect antiaging herb. The same goes for red beans, blueberries, and cooked artichoke hearts. Everything is more effective than (vitamin) tablets.

12. ANTI-AGING HORMONES FOR THE HOME

Anyone who wants to get serious about eternal youth can go to an anti-aging doctor today. He examines the hormonal status of the body and compensates for any deficiencies. Until you get an appointment, you can mobilize the most important helpers yourself: A piece of Emmentaler cheese before going to bed releases the beauty sleep hormone melatonin. DHEA, the anti-aging power hormone, responds to pumpkin oil and tuna. And plant-based estrogens - for firm skin - are in hops. So treat yourself to a glass of beer every now and then.

13. MERLOT OR CABERNET?

Resveratrol, a molecule found in red wine, can repair DNA. In other words: it keeps you young longer. Best evidence: The oldest people - Jeanne Calment was 122 years old and Antonio Todde was 112 - both said they were passionate red wine drinkers. Well then.

14. INNOVATIVE CREAMS

There are still real revolutions in cosmetics, says Dr. Véronique Delvigne, Director of Scientific Communication at Lancôme. "The best example is a compound that was recently discovered in all layers of the skin. It plays a key role in the texture of the skin." The research reacted immediately - with an active ingredient that strengthens precisely this substance: Pro-Xylane works in all layers of the skin and ensures firmer skin (in "Absolue Premium ßx" by Lancôme, price: 140 euros).

15. HAIR LOSS?

Could be due to falling estrogen levels. Shampoos like "Activ F Dr. Hoting" from Schwarzkopf lengthen the hair's growth phase and revitalize the roots (9 euros).

16. LISTEN TO THE STARS

No, we don't mean negative examples like Zsa Zsa Gabor, frozen like a mask, who says of herself that status and money make her sexy. No, we mean women who self-confidently evaluate their appearance with a wink. Like Catherine Deneuve: "I stopped starving. In order to save the face, you have to sacrifice the figure."

17. RETHINK

Over the years, the skin changes, of course. The first expression lines appear from the age of 30, and hormonal fluctuations begin to dry out the complexion at the age of 40. At 50, the face often loses its shape. Using the same care product for a lifetime is therefore relatively pointless, even if it sounds nice. Obtain new advice on a regular basis. For example, women over 50 need a cream that compensates for the loss of moisture and elasticity (favorite: "Reminerale" from Biotherm, price: 75 euros).