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4 Tips to Live a Longer, Healthier Life

Group of happy senior friends cheering at meal

It's funny, many people are not particularly concerned about how to live a long healthy life until they reach middle age. Interestingly, recent research indicates that even those who have not been concerned about self-care over the decades can still do a lot to improve their physical and mental health as they age.

This means that it isn’t too late to start an exercise routine or to get involved in a fulfilling hobby! All you have to do is get started.

Here are four things you can do to improve your health and well-being:

  1. Nurture healthy relationships: Connections with friends, family, and neighbors are essential. “Showing up” for others is critical: Take action by inviting people over or suggest meeting up for dinner, a walk, or coffee. 

  2. Take care of your health: Eating right and exercising are essential for robust physical and mental health. 

  3. Live in a safe home: As people age, their needs change. Ensuring your home is clean and well-lit can help prevent accidents and injuries. Another thing to consider is household air quality: Clean air can reduce allergy symptoms and make your home more pleasant to be in.

  4. Get involved: Do you have any strong interests or passions? Take advantage of opportunities to get involved with social causes, political groups, charities, the arts, or a hobby.

Knowing how to live longer and healthier helps you to truly enjoy the time of your life where you have the most freedom to pursue the things that truly interest you and give you joy. If you aren’t doing all you can to take care of yourself, start today. Give your doctor a call and ask for guidance on exercise and diet. Get online and check out volunteer opportunities nearby. Just taking small steps can help your life become what you've always wanted it to be.