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Six Ways to Slow Aging and Enjoy Senior Living!
- Eat a balanced diet.
- Practice safety habits.
- Exercise regularly.
- Get regular check-ups.
- Don't smoke.
- Maintain a strong social network.
Speed Healing with Exercise
Regular exercise speeds the healing process in healthy people over 50. Typically, healing slows as we age, but when people exercised for a month before researchers gave them a cut, they mended ten days quicker than those who did not exercise.
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The risk of heart failure is 26-percent lower in optimistic older adults, compared with the most pessimistic, according to a study called Circulation: Heart Failure.
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If possible, make health a convenience. When making health decisions, people tend to factor in all the costs to themselves, including time and ease of access. In decisions ranging from your daily schedule to choosing a place to live, make it easy for health to fit into all your plans.
A Duke University study found that people who lived close to a hospital were 15 percent more likely to choose therapies doctors recommended over therapies that required fewer hospital visits.
Sixty minutes, 3 times a week of hatha yoga has been shown to improve cognitive skills within 8 weeks. Source: Journals of Gerontology.