If you’re looking for some fun and simple ways to look and feel younger this summer, we’ve got you covered. Here are five ways to look and feel your best during the dog days of summer (bikini-wearing is optional).
- Cut back (or give up) TV. A 2011 Australian study found that people who watch more than six hours of television a day die almost five years before those who don’t watch any at all. This means that heavy television watching may be as unhealthy as obesity is in the long run.
- Serve up some refreshing tea. It doesn’t matter whether you take your tea hot or over ice, according to numerous studies, drinking tea can help you maintain your optimum weight and reduce your risk of diabetes. If that’s not enough to get you scurrying for your teapot, then maybe this will: white tea inhibits wrinkle production. Let’s get brewing!
- Begin strength training. As we age, our bone density decreases along with our coordination. Strength training is a great way to improve the health of your bones along with your muscles. Even if you’re not normally a gym rat, you can benefit from weight training. According to researchers, it’s never too late to begin strength training.
- Give up the straws. Back in my 20s I was told to drink colored beverages through a straw to keep from staining my teeth. However, no one reminded me that constantly pursing your lips can lead to wrinkles in later life. If your looks are important to you, give up the colored beverages and ditch the straws. Your mouth will thank you.
- Take a trip to the beach. There’s a reason why wealthy people have summer houses on the beach. The ocean is an incredibly relaxing location that has a positive impact on your health, studies show. That’s because the ocean has a call for activity that makes television watching pale in comparison.
If you’d like to learn more about how to stay fit and active in middle age and beyond, contact your chiropractic team. They’ll be able to offer you expert advice on how you can keep looking and feeling your best at any age.
Always consult your chiropractor or primary care physician for all your health related advice.
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