…Because who doesn’t want a long, healthy life? Top 10 tips:
- Sleep at night.
Avoid frequent daytime naps, late night snacks or watching television in bed.
- Eat lots of colors.
Vibrantly colored fruits and vegetables on your plate mean a healthy diet that keeps your body moving.
- Get checked out.
Catch up on any health screenings your doctor has recommended and don’t forget eye and dental check-ups.
- Worry less.
It really is possible to “worry yourself sick.” Excessive worrying can lead to high blood pressure, digestive problems, chronic headaches and unhealthy weight gain.
- Stay in touch.
Living alone doesn’t mean being alone. Reach out to friends, neighbors and relatives.
- Move more.
Exercise improves heart health, and good heart health helps prevent a range of related disorders, including blood clots and depression.
- Read more.
You can “exercise your brain” with newspapers, books, magazines or puzzles.
- Laugh and sing.
Is there a better way to enjoy life than to laugh and sing? And both will help you to worry less.
- Take control.
Be proactive about your own health. Ask your doctor questions about your health and for advice on positive lifestyle changes.
- Get involved.
Local organizations of all types need volunteers. Helping others is the best tonic for feeling good about yourself.