8 body signs that you are aging quicker than you should

8 body signs that you are aging quicker than you should

There are a few indicators that could help you realize if you are predisposed to a impeded aging process, which signals that you might have health problems as you grow older

Aging is inevitable because it happens to all of us. So, it is futile to fret over the wrinkles or the fact that you cannot groove to your jam till three in the night. While there are certain ailments which usually comes along with old age, there are a few which if it is persistent in your  20s and 30s, can affect your aging process. 

Aging is inevitable, but you can ease out the process (Pexels)
Aging is inevitable, but you can ease out the process (Pexels)

These signs can be an indicator that your speeding up the aging process. Problems spurt from bad lifestyle habits or food habits which leads to hormonal problems that hamper aging. This process might seem an uncontrollable one, but you have control over how healthy or unhealthy your body is as you age. Changing your lifestyle by eating healthy, working out, relaxing your mind by meditating is a step towards a healthy lifestyle.

Changing your lifestyle is a step towards a better aging process (Pexels)
Changing your lifestyle is a step towards a better aging process (Pexels)

Stress reduction by doing yoga or meditation and getting ample amount of sleep is important to avoid health problems as you get older. These changes might sound trivial or cliché, but they are effective in making your body resilient to the inflammation and can also make you look younger. Well, here are signs that your body is not going to age well and you might have age-related issues so that you can stay healthy through the process.

Stress reduction is a way to avoid health problems as you grow older (Pexels)
Stress reduction is a way to avoid health problems as you grow older (Pexels)

1. Diagnosed with a leaky gut

Systematic inflammatory and autoimmune conditions like a leaky gut is a sign of aging since chronic inflammation increases with age. You will experience skin issues like acne or psoriasis, digestive troubles, and food sensitivities. To maintain healthy bacteria in your gut, a diet shift by incorporating probiotic-rich foods and beverages in your diet.

Because of a leaky gut, you tend to experience a leaky gut (Pexels)
Because of a leaky gut, you tend to experience a leaky gut (Pexels)

Foodstuffs like kombucha, raw cultured dairy, kefir, sauerkraut, and kimchi would help support the bacteria. And bone broth, steamed vegetables, healthy fats, and fruits are anti-inflammatory foods that help turn things around by fighting inflammation.

Eating healthy can save you from a leaky gut (Pexels)
Eating healthy can save you from a leaky gut (Pexels)

2. Experiencing brain fog

If you are experiencing fatigue, irritability, concentration problems, distorted short-term memory, headaches, anxiety, and insomnia then it can be a sign of impeded aging. Brain fog is a symptom associated with age, which can increase in degree as you get older.

Brain fog can have symptoms like lack of concentration in your youth (Pexels)
Brain fog can have symptoms like lack of concentration in your youth (Pexels)

A shift in your diet can play a vital role in keeping your brain and body healthy for the following years. Focusing on anti-inflammatory foods like protein, healthy fats and healthy carbohydrates like sprouted bread and brown rice are important for brain health. Getting better sleep and adopting de-stressing methods could help avoid brain fog in your youth.

De-stressing techniques help in avoiding brain fog (Pexels)
De-stressing techniques help in avoiding brain fog (Pexels)

3. Not enough muscle mass

Strength training is important to keep your bones strong and healthy, especially if any bone-related problems run in your family. Well, cardio is great, but do not neglect your muscles. You might tend to lose strength as you age, but starting off with no strength training might not help you.

Cardio is good but does not help in building muscle (Pexels)
Cardio is good but does not help in building muscle (Pexels)

It is important to build strength, but you do not need to go to an extreme an become a cross-fitter. Normal training, working out at home or a group training session would help develop the strength, which might help you in the long-run

You need to incorporate strength training into your workout regime (Pexels)
You need to incorporate strength training into your workout regime (Pexels)

4. Aching joints

Joint pain gets worse as you grow older (Pexels)
Joint pain gets worse as you grow older (Pexels)

Joint pains generally do not subside by themselves and it might get worse as you grow older. It also entails inflammation and swellings. To avoid joint pains, you could switch to anti-inflammatory foods like ginger, turmeric, fruits and vegetables and foods such as inflammation busting omega 3 fatty acids such as fatty fish, walnuts, chia seeds, and flax. This shift can help keep your joints oiled up and allow you to nimble.

5. Oral health problems

Bad oral health is an indication of infection in another part of your body (Pexels)
Bad oral health is an indication of infection in another part of your body (Pexels)

Your mouth can serve as an indicator or rather a peek into the overall health of your body and some oral health problems might not be age specific as well. If you have oral problems like cavities and gum diseases there might be inflammations and infection elsewhere in your body. You could rectify the situation by keeping your gums healthy by removing plaque and bacteria. This would prevent the swelling and bleeding in your gums and prevent the infection, which could affect the bones under your teeth and avoid it from spreading throughout your body.

6. Drained out of energy

You experience loss of energy and are drained out (Pexels)
You experience loss of energy and are drained out (Pexels)

Feeling worn-out after a long and busy week is normal, but experiencing decreased energy levels that impede your ability to exercise is unusual and can be a sign of age-related problems. A good hormonal balance can help you age better since energy-related problems can correlate to hormone imbalances like thyroid, adrenaline, and hormones decline.

7. Changes in your skin and hair

Women with hormonal imbalances experience early signs of aging that present themselves by thinning hair and weak fingernails. Thyroid hormone is important for factors like metabolism, memory, focus, concentration, skin, and hair growth, which is why the decline in hormones can impact your present and future health.

Maintaining proper hormonal health can benefit your hair and skin health (Pexels)
Maintaining proper hormonal health can benefit your hair and skin health (Pexels)

With an imbalance in your hormones, you might not be able to do things that you used to do or you might start looking and feeling different. Increasing your hormonal levels will help you reverse or reduce these symptoms, as this age-related problem can be explained by a hormonal decline.

Maintaining proper hormonal health can benefit your hair and skin health (Pexels)
Maintaining proper hormonal health can benefit your hair and skin health (Pexels)

8. Balance is off

Body balance is a feature that has been taken for granted (Pexels)
Body balance is a feature that has been taken for granted (Pexels)

Body balance is a salient feature that we tend to take for granted and it is normal for your balances reflexes to go in your late 20s. This does not make it an excuse to give in to the inevitable fate and allow them to get worse with time. This makes it important for you to exercise your entire body from head to toe. So, embrace your body’s motion and keep moving.

Implementing the right changes can smoothen the aging process (Pexels)
Implementing the right changes can smoothen the aging process (Pexels)

Well, your lifestyle choices, food habits, and genetics can play an important role in determining the pace and time of how fast you will start aging. But, there are a few indicators that could help you realize if you are predisposed to an impeded aging process.

Disclaimer: This article does not provide any medical advice. For medical accuracy check with a certified professional

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