Since learning that I was aging too quickly from my first telomere test, I've become obsessed with what makes you look and feel old before your time. I've discovered the conditions that cause inflammaging. Most pronounced after 40, inflammaging is the unfortunate hybrid of increasing inflammation, stiffness, and unnecessarily accelerated aging. How do you know if you're experiencing it? Some of the most obvious signs are stiffness, feeling slower than usual, always being tired, and forgetfulness.
The good news is that by stopping your "bad" habits, you can look and feel younger. Here are the top 10 causes of inflammaging and tips on how to stop and counteract the effects of each: