7 Habits That Are Aging You

Find out if you're accidentally sabotaging your health.

7 Habits That Are Aging You
By Toni Gasparis
We all have habits that we maintain, but did you know that certain common habits may actually take years off your life? Certain things that you regularly do could increase your risk of developing conditions such as heart disease and diabetes in addition to contributing to weight gain and depression, which are all factors that age your body. Learn about what you should change in your life in order to be healthier and live longer.

Not Getting Enough Sleep

If you have a busy schedule, sleep is usually the first thing in your life that gets neglected. But a proper amount of sleep on a regular basis is very important for your body to function properly. Lack of sleep has been proven to cause health issues such as depression, anxiety, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. Many of these issues can lead to improper aging in the body and in some cases may lead to an earlier death. Make sure you are getting the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep per night. If you find yourself struggling to get Zzzs try and set a sleep alarm so you know at what point in the night it is time for you to prioritize sleep.

More: The 5 Best Snacks to Help You Sleep

7 Sneaky Summer Stressors & How to Beat Them

When the heat's got you down, here's how to stay cool as a cucumber.

Summer is supposed to be full of sunshine and relaxation. But as the temperatures soar, our patience goes down. Here are some stress points you may not realize are taking all the happiness out of the season — and what to do about them so you can enjoy time with your friends and family.

The Heat

OK. The fact that the heat is stressing us out isn't that much of a secret. But it goes beyond just being hot and uncomfortable. Burning up can leave us feeling irritable, impatient, and short-tempered. Check the thermometer. Your bad mood might not have to do with your family. Here's a quick way to get a temperature check on yourself.

Keep Reading Show less