10/31/2014 10:36 am ET Updated Dec 30, 2014

Habits That Could Be Making You Age Prematurely

Taking care of your body should be a top priority. Unfortunately, in a world of flavored sodas and lazy Segways, we lose track of what it means to take care of ourselves. Exercise is key, and eating properly plays just as major of a role. But, there are other habits of our day to day lives that are negatively affecting our bodies.

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Premature aging is among the results of poor habits. And aging goes beyond a few wrinkles. Aging includes the slow deterioration of your body, through common disease and adverse effects. Well, it should be slow deterioration. But some habits pick up the process such as smoking or tanning beds.

Habits That Are Making You Age Prematurely

There are everyday habits that we partake in that may seem normal, but actually are making our bodies feel decades older. To discuss what these daily mistakes are, we turned to the experts. Dr. James Marotta is a dual Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon who specialized in anti-aging. Jon Rhodes, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Fiona Patterson, yoga, tai chi and qigong instructor also had some interesting input on the subject.

All agree that premature aging can be prevented, if we would be conscious of the mistakes and habits that are causing the process to speed up. Knowing what you are doing wrong, and helping your body be as healthy as it can be, can help lead to a longer, happier life.

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-Catarina Cowden, The Active Times

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