For healthy living at any age
While there is no single prescription for a long and healthy life, experts agree the best medicine is keeping body, mind and spirit active through all ages andstages of life. From walking and doing puzzles to meditating and eating healthy foods, you can reach and maintain your best possible health in a myriadof ways. Writer Suzanne Wilton has gathered 25 tips to keep you looking, feeling and acting younger, longer
2 Set goals. As you move through life’sstages, plan for the things you’d like to doin the future.
3 Join in. Whether it’s playing cards orlearning how to paint, social activitieshelp keep you active and involved.
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Be mindful. The way you think
can affect how you feel. A positive
attitude and finding joy and
gratitude in simple things are key to
maintaining good mental health. Sit down and stand up. Repeat.
Practising getting in and out of
a chair strengthens the gluteus
maximus (the largest buttock
muscle), which is important for
maintaining good posture and,
ultimately, mobility. Sitting for more
than two hours at a time can weaken
muscles, and prolonged sitting
is associated with a loss of bone
mass and chronic diseases such as