The 8 simple lifestyle hacks to help you defy ageing and live longer

Tired of looking in the mirror and wondering where time goes?

Aging is inevitable, but there are many things you can do today to slow — or even stop — the process.

It's possible to live better, longer, even if you can't completely eliminate wrinkles


It’s possible to live better, longer, even if you can’t completely eliminate wrinklesPhoto credit: Getty

We can’t promise a fix for wrinkles (sorry!), but you can buy yourself more time with these simple, everyday hacks, says Dr. Tamsin Lewis, Founder of the online health site


Exercise is one of the most important factors in how well we age.

It promotes antifragility, so there’s less chance of you ending up in the hospital after a fall with something broken.

Try increasing muscle mass through strength training and working on your posture, flexibility, and range of motion.

TRY: Do a 10-minute yoga with Adriene video on YouTube at home when you wake up.


As we age, we naturally lose muscle, partly because we exercise less, but also because our levels of hormones — both estrogen and testosterone — begin to decline.

You may be able to influence this by taking hormone replacement therapy, for example, which can be of great benefit to some people.

TRY: If you are a perimenopausal or menopausal woman, talk to your GP about HRT.

If you’re a man, lifting weights can increase testosterone levels.


STIMULATE the muscles by feeding them protein-rich foods.

Many people eat an oatcake or bowl of cereal for breakfast that they consider healthy; Actually, they should have eggs, chicken or yogurt.

You need one gram of protein per kg of body weight, which many of us don’t achieve. Those who have more muscles age better.

TRY: Have two boiled eggs, whole wheat toast, or full-fat Greek yogurt with berries for breakfast.

4. The mind counts

OUR mental health is extremely important in terms of aging.

If you have dysfunctional behavior patterns when it comes to drinking alcohol or junk food, those behaviors will eventually come back to you.

I would encourage people to take care of their emotional health and possibly seek psychotherapy or breathing exercises to stay mentally strong.

TRY: Download the Breathwrk: Breathing Exercises app.

5. Great outdoor activities

A lack of natural light has a major impact on our brain, which governs everything downstream, including hormone function and mood.

Go outside, enjoy the natural light and avoid too much artificial light in the evening.

TRY: After breakfast, take a brisk walk through the park or walk to the bus stop instead of driving to work.


As we age, we naturally lose REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep, but we can protect it by improving the strength of our brain by using it more often.

We tend to do less as we get older and not learn as many new things, go dancing or meet new people. keep learning stay curious

We all need different amounts of sleep. Some people feel rested after six hours, some need nine. Carry on how rested you are.

TRY: Read a novel in a genre you wouldn’t normally read to give your brain a good workout.


Take supplements like omega-3 fatty acids or lion’s mane medicinal mushrooms to speed up brain aging.

Vitamin D, spermidine and resveratrol have also been shown to have anti-aging properties.

TRY: Also eat antioxidant-rich foods like pomegranates, blueberries, seeds, and olives.

8. Gut feeling

THE gut is a major inflammatory factor that drives the aging process.

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Keep the gut healthy by avoiding processed foods and feeding it foods it likes: probiotics, veggies, starches, and fruits.

TRY: Aim for 30 different fruits and vegetables a week—this includes herbs and spices, nuts and seeds, so it’s easier to achieve than you might think.

Russell Falcon

Russell Falcon is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Russell Falcon joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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