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Aging Gracefully With Practical Tips

By Donna Stark

Whether you like it or not, you will get older, and sometimes, it doesn't look pretty. And although there isn't anything you can do to stop it, that doesn't mean you can't do your best to improve the process. If you want to know how to age gracefully and become more comfortable with your body as you add those candles to your birthday cakes, take a look at the following tips. They are sure to help you feel and look better as the years pass. 

Stay Physically Active

In addition to improving your overall health and wellness, daily exercise also plays a critical role with how your body looks. With as little as 30 minutes of physical activity every day, you can slow down the aging process of your body's cells, reduce stress (and the wrinkles that come from it), tone your body, improve your skin's appearance, and boost your metabolism.

Maintain Strong Relationships

Staying socially active and nurturing the important relationships between friends and family is a great way to add more life to your years. Isolation and loneliness can have a profound effect on your overall well-being and have been shown to increase the risk of poor health.

Eat Healthily

Before you can do anything with your day, you need to fuel your body with a diet filled with nutrient-dense foods. Make sure you are eating plenty of lean protein, fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole-grains, and heart-healthy fats. Doing so will help ensure that your body continues to run smoothly, will reduce the risk of serious health issues, and will improve the functions of your brain.

Get Your Rest

Getting the recommended amount of sleep every night will help increase both your energy and productivity, and reduce the risk of serious health issues, such as diabetes, heart disease, and depression. If you are having trouble getting the rest you need, take a look at your room and see if there is anything about it that needs to be changed. Do you need a new mattress? Are there too many distractions? Designing a room that is conducive to sleep is just as important as fueling your body with a healthy diet.

You've Got This!

Many people are searching for the fountain of youth, but until it is found, the best thing you can do to age gracefully is to get on the path of optimal health and wellness! Are you ready? It's easier than you can imagine!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Culver City, Calif.

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