While many of us want to live as long as possible, we don’t take enough action to make it happen. Living longer comes from taking care of our physical, emotional, and mental health, building relationships, and giving our bodies the right nutrients. Health And Wellness Clinic wants to help patients have less bodily pain, improve mobility, and live a long healthy life. Below are tips for living longer and how you can be a more healthy adult.
1- Keep A Consistent Sleep Schedule
Many people know the saying, “You can sleep when you’re dead” but sacrificing too much sleep could actually aid in cutting your life short. Getting quality sleep is important to keeping your body and brain healthy. Research has shown that having a consistent sleep schedule can help aid in living longer.
Too little sleep leads to inflammation and an increased risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart problems. Interrupted or limited sleep can also lead to depression or undiagnosed health conditions. If you want to live longer, get 7 to 8 hours of quality sleep.
2- Get Some Extra Vitamin D But Not Too Much Sun
There are many benefits of Vitamin D including it being linked to longevity. Getting just the right amount of Vitamin D can help your health but it is important to not only rely on sunlight for this vitamin. More time in the sun can increase the risk of skin cancer, so if you are needing extra Vitamin D, ask your doctor about supplements.
3- Stay Hydrated
Drinking plenty of water will help limit issues like colon cancer, bladder issues, and kidney failure. Drinking water and making sure you are hydrated will also help limit overeating. Limiting calorie intake can help reduce obesity or diabetes which can limit your chance of living longer.
4- Let Go Of Stress
Letting the stress of life and work build up can affect your mental and physical health. When you are so overwhelmed that your health is declining or you feel like you are losing control, it is time to consult a doctor. Limiting situations that trigger stress will help you become healthier. Keeping stress from building up in your shoulders, neck, and limbs will help you limit pain. Stress will cause the body to mimic symptoms of other severe illnesses once it takes over your life. Let go of grudges, limit work burnout, and practice meditation to limit your stress.
5- Take Care Of Your Health
While all of these items involve taking better care of your health, visiting a doctor regularly, going to dental checkups, seeking therapy, or practicing meditation will help ensure that your health stays in the best shape. Living longer starts with taking action to monitor your health and follow health guidelines from doctors.
6- Avoid Smoking
Smoking is really damaging to your lungs and body. Cigarette smoking accounts for 80 percent of all lung cancer deaths. Smoking is often used in times of stress, so limiting stress and cutting down on smoking can add years to your life. Adjusting your overall lifestyle can be hard, but it will be worth the cost. Reducing smoking will help you feel more energetic and be able to stay physically active.
7- Build A Strong Social Circle
Social support from friends and family is essential for humans. A strong social circle can help reduce stress, limit your risky behaviors, and keep you motivated to stay healthy. Those who interact with others in meaningful ways tend to have more of a purpose and are known for living longer. Loneliness can lead to heart problems, stroke, obesity, high blood pressure, depression, and anxiety.
Live A Better Life With Chiropractic Care
Health And Wellness Clinic offers manual therapies to help people feel their best. Our chiropractors can help you heal from the pain that has occurred from injury or inflammation. We also offer massage therapy that can help limit stress and soft tissue injuries. We discuss your past health history, your goals, and what your lifestyle looks like. We make a customized treatment plans for each patient because everyone has unique needs.
If you want to have better mobility and flexibility and are looking for tips for living longer, Health And Wellness Clinic can help. Even if you are not currently experiencing symptoms, chiropractic care can still improve your life. Contact us to schedule your first appointment now!