8 tricks to age well if you are over 40

Are you looking for the secret to slow down the passage of time? Have you turned 40, and every day you see a new wrinkle, gray hair, or gestures that make you feel older? Do you need tricks to win years at a time? It is this: your gestures. And we are referring to facial gymnastics. We talk about what you do every day. All this influences your physical and mental state. 

A pet at home 

Without a doubt, one of the best decisions you can make if you want to enjoy yourself, exercise, avoid loneliness, and meet new people. Having a pet like a dog, for example, has great benefits. Companion animals are excellent, faithful companions; they relax the environment and help us develop observation, empathize, bring more joy to our home and protect our health. 

Time to disconnect 

Today we spend more time looking at the phone screen than our friends and needs as basic as the quality of rest. About 25% of the population between the ages of 18 and 65 consider themselves mobile addicts, according to a recent study by Rastreator. This has consequences for our physical and psychological health. In such a changing reality, where things do not stop happening, the more time we invest in the mobile feeling that we are connected to reality and people, the more we feel that outside the mobile we run the risk that we Forget, that people are not so aware, of missing some news from a group … This generates a feeling of anxiety and maintains the loop through which we are immersed for more time.

Fruits and vegetables 

Diet is essential for aging better and even preventing inflammation, a process that accelerates cellular oxidation and aging. The more green vegetables, nutrients, and antioxidants such as vitamin C, calcium, or magnesium, we incorporate they slow down aging. Also, these green leafy vegetables contain a high proportion of water, providing hydration to the skin from within. Whenever possible, fresh or naturally frozen foods will be chosen, avoiding processed packages since they include excessive cooking, destroy nutrients, and add excess salts and sugars to the food.

Healthy fats 

Good fats, such as those contained in salmon, or extra virgin olive oil, are nutrients that should never be lacking in our diet. For example, wild salmon is high in DMAE, astaxanthin, and essential fatty acids (more than 5% of them are ‘good’ fats). Its high proportion of Omega-3 increases in those not raised in fish farms. Extra virgin olive oil from the first pressing, higher levels of fatty acids and polyphenols. 


It is essential for life and even to age better. Dehydration hinders the metabolism of fats and, therefore, will prevent the body from eliminating waste, in addition to promoting the development of inflammatory compounds. Even mild dehydration causes a 3% decrease in basic metabolism, the results of which translate into a half pound increase in fat every six months. 

Strawberries, berries, and whole grains 

Powerful antioxidants with low glycemic content are key to achieving a more youthful and vibrant face. Also, they help reduce accumulated body fat, which is normally ‘fixed’ through foods with a glycemic index higher than 50. Oats, for their part, are rich in fiber, monounsaturated fats and proteins, control cholesterol and blood pressure, and improve the digestive system, regulating blood sugar and protecting the body against cancer.

Pure cocoa 

It is good for aging, as long as you take it in controlled doses and without milk or sugar. That is, as pure as possible. It is a powerful antioxidant that prevents the attack of free radicals and, thanks to its high magnesium content, regulates sugar levels, helps to ‘fix’ calcium, controls the intestinal flora, and protects the cardiovascular system.

Green Tea

Green tea is one of the key beverages. Not only does it contain catechin polyphenols (antioxidants that stimulate metabolism and slow down aging), but it also helps prevent the absorption of harmful fats, reducing it by 30%. 

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