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How to live to be a hundred years old

Opinions from senior health experts on what we can do now to increase our chances of living to be a healthy 100 years.

So, is there anything we can do to help us live to be 100 yrs. old? Should we eat a special diet, exercise more; do we meditate, pray, do yoga, or see the doctor more? Is there anything proven that we can do to help us live to be a healthy one hundred years old?

After years of professional research and a worldwide interview process involving many centenarians, along with their friends and families, research concludes that the answer to this question is …Yes & No.

Of course, there are things we can do to help us live a longer and healthier life, but our basic genetics, what we’ve inherited from our parents and their parents, plays a huge role in how long we live. Now before I go on, someone, is maybe thinking, gee my parents didn’t live that long… but keep in mind that someone who died of whatever…30, 40, or 50 years ago, would have a much better chance of surviving today due to the unbelievable advances in our medical industry and technology. 

Here is a list of six things we can do to help us live longer, and this list was taken from top medical and senior healthcare professionals.

1.  Handle stress– Our feelings – our emotions come from the inside and go out. Our feelings are created by our reaction to a stimulus. So, learn to handle and manage stress. Let go of it.

2.  Stay physically active– people just 20 – 30 years ago who went to the hospital or their doctor for a mild heart attack were told to spend several days in bed. Now it’s completely different. As soon as possible these patients are made to be up and walking, even down the hospital hallways with their nurses. 

3.  Eat as healthy as you can. We all know what foods we need to eat more and which ones we should consume in moderations… right? Eat more veggies, and limit those cookies.

4.  Drink more water – Our bodies are 60% water and water helps balance bodily fluids, helps muscles stay strong, and keeps your skin looking great.

5.  Good posture– Maintain as good of posture as you can. Proper posture helps align bone, muscle, tendons, nerves, and blood vessels. Try this at home. Put your heels against the wall, then shoulders, and then the back of your head – you are now standing straight with proper alignment. If you feel like you’re arched and looking up, then you need to pay more attention to your posture; how you sit and stand. This becomes more important as we age, and the first step is to be aware of it. 

6.  Have friends and be friendly– Not a lot I can add to that, it’s pretty self-descriptive.

Article by John Reeg: Over 30 years of teaching and coaching Physical Education and Health, including: older adult fitness, geriatrics strength training, arthritis and osteoporosis, preventing trips & falls, and adult depression… Insured and CPR certified.

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