While getting older is inevitable, we can have a great deal of control on how getting older affects our mind and body. There is a significant amount of research that points to the impact diet, sleep, exercise and other lifestyle choices have on how we age.
Diet: Look to increase the amount of fruits and vegetables you eat at each meal. Substituting fish for animal protean is another smart change that will improve your diet.
Sleep: Lack of proper sleep can actually lead to obesity. Columbia researchers found that the participants in a study who didn’t get an average of 7-9 hours of sleep each night were up to 73% more likely to have issues with obesity.
Exercise: We all know we need to exercise more. The great news is just going for regular 30 minute walks can have a positive impact on your health. Make plans with a co-worker to walk around the building at lunch. Take your spouse for a stroll when you get home from work. Look for creative ways to add some activity to your daily routine.
If you want to learn more about what you can do to help slow down the aging process, contact one of our South Denver Cardiology Associates today at 303-744-1065.