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Age Well With These Tips in Mind

By Brandi Goodman 

Everyone changes as they age whether they like it or not. Skin starts to feel dry. Hair becomes brittle. Eyesight weakens. Many negative aspects are often mentioned when aging comes to mind. With some helpful tips on your mind instead, you can learn to age well and prevent some of the downsides from coming too quickly.

Drink Water

You really should be drinking water if you want any chance of keeping your hair and skin nourished. Your body requires proper hydration to prevent damage. Eight cups per day is the typical recommendation -- equating to 64 ounces. 

Choose Healthy Foods

Food plays a major role in how well your body ages. Eating the right foods, such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, will ensure a healthy mind and body that remain strong. Eating processed junk that brings unnecessary chemicals into the body can wreak havoc on your systems and cause you to age more quickly.

Get Plenty of Exercise

You need to keep your body strong and limber. Exercise will do just that. If you remain sedentary and never get up and work out, your muscles and joints will greatly weaken over time. Make sure you're staying active and finding fun ways to burn calories and keep your exercise routine maintained.

Seek Stress Relief

Stress can age you far more quickly than you'd like. The more stress you feel, the less sleep you're likely to get. You're also more likely to resort to unhealthy coping mechanisms. All of these things will cause sunken skin, poor memory, and a fast aging process. Seek stress relief by finding healthy coping mechanisms that can help. Keeping stress out of your life will help prevent premature aging.

Get Routine Checkups

Health checkups are a necessary part of aging. Starting as an infant, it's important to get regular care from a doctor so they can determine if there are any issues before they become major problems. You should work with a general doctor, eye doctor, dentist, and even a chiropractor to get a well-rounded care plan established for all your needs.

Healthy Aging Month arrives in September. Now's the time to learn some healthy habits that can help you to age well and maintain your well-being no matter how old you get. Aging already has a major effect on your health. Keep some tips in mind as a preventative tool.

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

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