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3 Basic Health Tips That Promote Longevity

By Genevieve Cunningham

Everyone needs help living a healthy life. We all get off track from time to time. We forget to get enough sleep, or we choose dessert a few too many days in a row. For the most part, these little hiccups don't really hurt anything. But if you're looking to live a long and healthy life -- and we all are! -- then there are a few basics that simply must be in your normal routine. To get started toward a long and healthy life, take a look at these tips to add to your life today.

Walk More

It sounds so simple, but most people struggle with getting enough movement in their daily life. But when it comes to longevity, movement is definitely important. Staying active is key to staying young. If you're active, you'll be more likely to participate in life as you get older. And the more you get up and get out and participate, the more likely you are to live a long time. How can you do this? Just walk! Walk in parking lots and on sidewalks and at the park. Walk in your backyard. Walk up stairs and through nature. If you want an easy tip for longevity, walking should be your go-to activity. 

Water First

You would probably rather drink tea or soda. You want the flavor and the caffeine pick-me-up. But water is an essential. It's necessary for a healthy body, and it's necessary for a long life. Whenever possible, choose water first. Drink it before your tea and before your favorite fizzy drink. The more water you drink, the healthier your body will be, and the more potential you'll have for a long life. 

Get Friends

Friends are so important. If you want a healthy life, you need good friends. If you want a happy life, you need good friends. And if you want a long life, you once again need good friends. Friends help you stay young. They provide support and offer advice and make you laugh. They help lower stress. They encourage happiness and provide companionship. If you don't have a good group of friends, get out and make some to improve your life for good.

A life of health is so much more likely to be a happy one. Protect yourself. Be proactive. Be smart and conscientious about your wellness. Use these tips to live the healthiest lifestyle possible, and enjoy a long and happy life with those you love. 

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

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