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Everyday Habits That Age You 10 Years, Say Experts 

If you feel like you've aged more than a year in the last 12 months, you are seriously not alone. And it's more than a feeling: For millions of Americans, pandemic-related stress has opened a Pandora's box of bad habits that are all too easy to lapse into and may have profound effects on your health, including aging you before your time. We asked health experts about what they've seen in their practice—the common daily patterns that can age you a decade or more, often without you realizing it. Read on to find out more—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You May Have Already Had COVID . 1 Being Inactive Spending too much time being sedentary—staring at the computer screen or slouching on the couch—may be the biggest underminer of youth. "Deconditioning of the body due to daily inactivity will age you 10 years or more," says Joe Allen, PT, DPT, OCS , a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist in Ne

Everyday Habits That Age You 10 Years, Say Experts

We all want to stay young forever, but if you've lived a while, you realize that you'd settle for being healthy enough to seem young. That's where this article comes in. There are everyday habits that age you 10 years or more, both cosmetically but also biologically, and we've collected them here—so you can avoid them. Read on for the 5 most important—and to get through life at your healthiest, don't miss Things to Never Do After Age 50, Say Experts . 1 You're Exposing Yourself to Long COVID "You are 40 years old but feel 70," is how one doctor described Long COVID to his son-in-law. He was right. Post-COVID Syndrome, or Long COVID, can come after a coronavirus infection, even (and sometimes usually) a mild one, leading to symptoms that may never go away, the primary one being a fatigue and post-exertional malaise that makes all the things you loved impossible to do. An estimated 30% of people who get COVID get this. Get vaccinated, which