An interesting fact about growing older that the American Chiropractic Association reports states that:
"An estimated 4.2 million U.S. residents now fall into the age group of the 85 years and older. Centenarians (those 100 and older) are the fastest-growing sub population of the elderly, and by 2050, according to census projections, 1 million Americans will celebrate their 100th birthdays."
- De-stress! Find time for yourself. Get a massage, take a walk, treat yourself to something nice!
- Stimulate your mind. Like anything else, if you don't use it, you will loose it.
- Exercise, stretch and stay active. 30 Minutes of physical activity a day is recommended for most adult. (check with your health care provider to see what activities are safe for you).
- Get regular health screenings such as blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol evaluations.
- Eat a healthy diet. Limit excess sugar, caffeine and empty calories. Add more fruits, vegetables and whole grains to your diet.
- Visit your chiropractor. Chiropractic is a great way to help with low back pain, neck pain, headaches and musculoskeletal issues. Seeing a chiropractor a regular basis can help prevent joint and spinal issues such as degeneration as well as improve your overall function and quality of life.