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Age in a Healthy Way

By Sara Butler

Getting older is something you cannot stop and, with life expectancy increasing, you can bet that you'll likely be around for a long time! Of course, good genes play a role in your chances of living to see triple digits, but your lifestyle plays a big part too. Here are a few tips to help you live longer and healthier.

Increase Positivity

Studies have shown that the simple act of having a positive outlook on life is one of the keys to living healthier -- longer too. If you can keep your emotions positive, then you'll improve your quality of life by improving relationships with family and friends. A positive outlook also helps to keep your immune system strong!

Expand Your Mind

There is a correlation between education and longevity. So, while you may think that learning new things is for the young, the truth is that you should never stop learning if you want to stay sharp and live longer. You don't have to go back to school to reap the benefits, taking up a new hobby, learning a new language, or volunteering can help you keep your brain firing on all cylinders into old age.

Reduce Stress and Stay Connected

If you can learn to manage stress in a healthy way, then you can live longer. Exercise and meditation are great ways to help reduce stress and tension but staying close with your friends and family are proven to help too. When you have strong social connections, then you take better care of yourself and have shoulders to lean on in tough times.

Eat Well and Move

You can also ensure you've got a fighting chance to live longer if you eat well and exercise regularly. No doubt you've heard that before, but it's true! You don't have to hit the gym and train for a bodybuilding contest to benefit; gardening, walking, bike riding, and swimming are all great, low-impact exercises you can add to your playbook. Also endeavor to eat more whole foods and create a balanced diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains.

See the Chiropractor!

The chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic want to help you live a long, healthy life. They can help you to care for your whole body as you age and can be your partners in healthcare. Think of them as your partner in a healthy body for the long haul!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Fort Mill, S.C.

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