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Living healthier, younger, happierPeople are living longer and healthier lives nowadays. Thanks to all the technology advancements and breakthroughs in science and medicine. Per statistics, life expectancy has dramatically been increasing. More and more people are living longer, healthier and happier. Wouldn’t you?

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Here are some simple yet enjoyable ways to help you stay healthy, happy and strong until your golden years:

Eat Healthy
Keep Moving
Learn To Manage Stress
Get Enough Sleep
Drink Lots of Water
Visit Your Doctor Regularly
Be Involved in Your Community
Spend Quality Time With Your Loved Ones
Be Positive

1. Eat healthy.

Eating a balanced diet is key to healthy eating. Research and studies have proven that people who eat less saturated fats and processed foods live longer, healthier and happier. Read Tips To Healthier Eating Habits to learn more about healthy eating.

2. Keep Moving.

Exercising several times a week or at least 30 minutes a day promotes healthy heart and muscles, plus helps revitalize your energy. Exercise is very important in staying healthy. According to research and studies, people who exercise and have an active lifestyle live longer and healthier.

3. Learn to manage stress.

How many times have you heard people say stress makes a person age faster? I bet you must have heard this several times, right? It’s true though, however, everyone has stress in his or her lives. Stress is inevitable. To stay young, you have to learn how to manage it. How? Take control and handle it. If you need help, feel free to talk about it and share your feelings with friends, family and support groups. It’s better than hiding all your feelings to yourself.

4. Get enough sleep.

Having a good night’s sleep is very important to boost your immune system. Based on research and studies a person needs an average of 8 hours of sleep in order to stay healthy and strong.

5. Drink lots and lots of water.

Water is essential, as the body needs it to digest and absorb vitamins and minerals. It helps remove toxins and waste from our body. Drinking 8 glasses of water a day will not only improve a person’s energy, but it will also help keep a healthy skin, thus making a person look younger and healthier.

6. Visit your doctor regularly.

Be sure to see your doctor once a year for a physical exam. It’s not good to assume you’re in great shape just because you are not feeling anything. A preventive check-up could save your life. Remember, prevention is the best medicine.

7. Be involved in your community.

Try to find ways to help your community. This will not only help you stay active but it will also add meaning to your life. You can be involved in different ways, whether by doing volunteer work, teaching a local workshop or simply being active in community events.

8. Laugh.

“Laughter is the Best Medicine.” Studies show that laughing is good for everyone. It has numerous health benefits like boosting the immune system, reducing stress, improving blood flow in the body, etc. Read Humor, Laughter and Health to learn more.

9. Spend quality time with your loved ones.

Recent studies suggest that staying connected with friends and family can help you live longer, healthier and happier. Having a network of supportive friends and family is an essential part of health. Surround yourself with people who share similar beliefs and interests as you do. Not only will it help improve your relationships with your loved ones, but it will also help protect you from loneliness and depression. It’s always nice to know that you have close friends and relatives who you can call anytime, especially when you need them.

10. Be Positive.

Having a positive outlook in life will definitely help you stay younger. It will help you be more relaxed, thus avoiding stress. As we all know stress is bad for our health.

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Kate Allado, Senior Care ExpertAbout the Author: Catharine D. Allado is a Senior Care Expert and the COO of – A trusted and comprehensive online directory of Senior Care Homes such as Assisted Living, Nursing Homes and other types of Senior Housing in California, Florida, New York, Arizona and the rest of the United States. also provides FREE Assisted Living options to help seniors and families find the best Senior Housing on the planet!


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