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9 ‘harmless’ habits that age you


9 ‘harmless’ habits that age you

Little things can sabotage your efforts to slow down the clock

Prevention Magazine
updated 9:01 a.m. ET, Tues., May 4, 2010 //

It pretty much goes without saying that smoking cigarettes and frying your skin in the sun make you older, so kudos for quitting and slathering on the sunscreen religiously. But if you’re trying to turn back the clock — or at least slow it down a little — don’t overlook these other habits that may be sabotaging your efforts.

1. You keep your college bedtime
It’s not uncommon for superbusy women to cram a day’s worth of around-the-house to-dos into the late evening hours, a practice that pushes back bedtime into — eep! — “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” territory. The problem with this is that too-little sleep is proving to be really, really bad for your health: Research links it to high blood pressure, diabetes, weight gain, and even just looking tired and older.

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To Your Optimal Health!

Katrina van Oudheusden

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May 5, 2010 - Posted by | Health, Health and Wellness | , , , , , , , , , ,

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