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You May Choose Longer Life

By Tom Herrin

The thought of living longer may bring about lots of different thoughts to different people.  This would likely depend on how they see life for themselves.  For those of us who have a brighter outlook, the notion of living longer would obviously have some appeal.  While it was once believed that most of us have very little means of influencing the length of our lives, that has changed as we have much improved technology available. We now have so many things available to help us to manage our health that most of us may be able to devise a plan that may enable us to extend our lives and enjoy greater quality of health.

Get Regular Sleep

Along with many of the advances we have today, many of us take advantage of ways to squeeze in as much time as possible to get more done.  It may sound good, but we often do so at the expense of good sleep.  Sleep gives us an opportunity for our body to repair itself.  It also can help to keep us mentally alert and better able to make decisions and function properly.  In order for us to get better sleep, there are a few things we can do.  Establishing a regular schedule can help a lot.  Avoiding heavy meals and exercise late in the day, keeping the room free of electronic screens, and keeping it cool may all contribute to better sleep.

Make a Plan for Dealing with Stress

There are times in all of our lives in which stress can overwhelm us.  It may be in different forms, but it still can be devastating.  If we want to have good health, it is critical that we manage it.  Exercise can always be a good way to provide relief.  Many people have success by using some form of meditation.  The primary thing is to find a way to identify our stress and take control.  When we have control over anything, our stress levels will be reduced.

Seek and Utilize Screenings

There are plenty of ways to identify and prevent many potentially serious illnesses.  Blood pressure monitors are available at most pharmacies as well as in home kits.  We can also get regular skin cancer screenings.  Many places offer other kinds of screening for the circulatory system and other parts of the body.  If we will take advantage of them, we will be able to head off potential problems.  As we put all of these things together, they may help to add up to longer and greater quality life.

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

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