Tips to Slow the Aging Process

Elderly coupleCelebrate Healthy Aging Month this September by trying the tips below, which may help you age slower and improve your quality of life.

  • Eat a varied and healthy diet. Be sure to include plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grain foods. Drink lots of fluids to maintain healthy skin and flush out waste.
  • Keep moving. Exercise strengthens muscles and bones and improves digestion, circulation, and appetite.
  • Seek prompt medical care when you’re ill or injured. Listen to your body and take care of any little problems before they become bigger and complex.
  • Use sunscreen to prevent sunburn. One of the most significant factors contributing to aging is chronic inflammation of the skin.
  • Quit smoking and avoid secondhand smoke. Smoking has very damaging effects and increases your risk of cancer and heart disease.
  • Manage stress. Take time to unwind every day to relieve stress. Try meditation or other relaxation methods.
  • Keep strong relationships. Maintaining close ties to your family and friends are important to healthy aging.
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