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Common Wellness Mistakes Made After 40

By Sara Butler

By the time you reach your fourth decade of life, many bad habits of your youth are a distant memory. Yes, middle age brings with it wisdom and at least a little knowledge of the things you need to do in order to stay healthy. Right?

Even if you think your wellness game is on point, you may be surprised by a few of the wellness traps people in their 40s fall into. Here are some of the most common mistakes so you can try to avoid them to improve your health and wellness.

Middle Age Mistake No. 1: You Don't Get Enough Sleep

Career stress mixed with family obligations is a common pressure faced by those in their 40s. This can have the undesired consequence of not getting enough sleep at night. But if you want to make your health and wellness a priority, then you must prioritize sleep too.

You should get at least 7 hours of sleep per night in order to help keep your energy levels up. This will also help you make better choices about diet and exercise.

Middle Age Mistake No. 2: Ignoring Stress

One thing that you should have figured out by the time you turn 40 is that stress in life simply cannot be avoided. It's the side effect of a busy life, but that doesn't mean that you have to simply live with it. There are some very easy ways to help tackle stress in your life so it doesn't begin to impact your health. Make sure you're exercising, eating healthy, and recognizing when you need to step away from the stress in order to stay healthy.

Middle Age Mistake No. 3: Poor Posture

It has probably been many years since your mom reminded you to sit up straight, but you should remember to take that advice to heart even as an adult. Back pain can rear its ugly head at any point and one of the best ways to keep it from happening is to practice good posture habits when sitting, standing, and walking. Talk to the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic about ways you can practice good posture when you're at home or at work.

Now that you've reached middle age, it's time to leave the mistakes of your youth behind and begin caring for your health and wellness!

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

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