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10 Lifestyle Tips for Healthy, Happy Aging

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If we were to believe what we see in the movies and on TV, life practically ends after the age of 30. The reality is that our global population is aging and, according to the UN Population Division, by 2035, 1 in 5 people will be 65-years of age or older. For most, the expectations of aging include the ability to maintain mobility, be injury and illness free, and stay in our homes until the ripe old age of 100. So what are the steps we can take to ensure this is a reality and not just a pipe dream?

The following ten tips will not only ease one into the aging process without too much shock, but also help to decrease the risk of chronic disease, injury, and may even lead us into our 90’s drama free, independent (and still looking relatively radiant in the process)…

 

Tip 1: Sleep

It is a myth that the older we get the less sleep we need. However, as we age it is harder to get the sleep we need. From hormonal shifts to increases in stress, most people over 40 aren’t getting closed to the prescribed 7- to 8-hours of uninterrupted sleep a night they need for good health.

As hard as it is to get, sleep is one of the most important health-protecting behaviors above all else. Moreover, chronic sleeplessness can lead to mental health issues including depression and physical issues, including chronic disease. If sleep is a challenge, it may be a good time to consult a sleep expert or try making simple changes at home including turning off the screen an hour before bed, taking a hot bath or shower, or creating a relaxing environment in the bedroom.

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