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There Are Things to Do to Possibly Lengthen Life

By Tom Herrin

Most of us would like to feel that we have some kind of influence on our longevity.  For some, it is more of a wish than an action.  In reality, there are things we can do to help us along the way to such a goal.  It is actually simpler than we may think, but it takes commitment to making changes in practices or habits.  Once we break it down, we likely know what we need to do, but we often look for some easier way.  We have to be driven by desire and willing to take action.

We Must Get a Handle on Stress

One of the things that is a constant threat to our well-being is stress.  It can interrupt sleep, raise blood pressure, and weaken our immunities, among other things.  For many, it is one of greatest health challenges.  People invest all kinds of effort to deal with it.  One of the simplest ways is to get a little exercise.  It can be almost any kind as long as it provides an opportunity to release endorphins.  Another way that some deal with it is through some kind of meditation.  Developing skills to place mind over matter can be a great way of managing.

Be Aware of Your Skin

There is a lot of information about protecting our skin.  Skin cancers seem to be increasingly prevalent.  It is more important than ever to have regular screenings.  In addition to that, we need to wear the right clothes.  For the most part, it should be loose-fitting.  Long sleeves are a good idea as well.  Unless you will be spending quite a bit of time in the shade, it is advisable to wear some kind of a hat with a brim.  Modern sunscreens are also useful in offering some protection.

Share with Others

We all should realize that we are part of a community.  As we serve in it, we may be able to help others while helping ourselves.  When we feel connected, we may lift our self-esteem.  Service is traditionally one of the best ways to invest our time.  Look around at the many older individuals who serve in your community, and you will see this link to longevity in action.  Find some way to commit yourself to this kind of service and feel the difference.

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

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