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Over 60? Stop Doing These Things Immediately, Say Experts

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Aging gracefully isn’t about trying to look like a 20-something — it’s about living your best life and having the physical and mental health to enjoy it. Like a bottle of wine, you can get better with age with the proper care. Ideally, you’ll have already been practicing healthy habits throughout your life. But even if you haven’t, it’s never too late to start taking proactive steps to maintain and even improve your health. The good news is, it’s never too late to adopt new habits and enhance your lifestyle.

That’s according to Dr. Martin Miner, Regional Medical Director of Vault Health— the first men’s telehealth company to provide performance-based treatments for physical, mental, and sexual health—who’s also an expert authority on aging successfully. Read on to find out more—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss these Sure Signs You Have “Long” COVID and May Not Even Know It.

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Becoming acutely aware of your own physical and emotional feelings is something many men neglect to do, and it hurts their health as they age. Take command of your emotions and life, and learn to take actions that steer the ship the way you want to go. Seeing a doctor regularly can help the doctor find problems early or even before they start.

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The days of gorging without gaining weight are over. And as your metabolism slows, eating fewer calories can boost your health. But you should also make sure to get adequate nutrients, vitamins, and fluids.

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Regular exercise significantly lowers your risk of diseases, such as heart disease and cancer, and helps you retain your mobility longer. Exercise also reduces stress and improves sleep, skin and bone health, and mood.

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The effects of stress on your body are vast, ranging from premature aging and wrinkles to a higher risk of heart disease. Being happy and keeping your pressure down goes a long way in helping you live and age well. In addition, testosterone levels are reduced in response to stress, according to studies.

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This is more crucial than ever, coming off the heels of this pandemic when many people have slipped into isolation. Studies show that meaningful relationships and a solid social network improve mental and physical well-being and longevity. If you don’t have an active social life, look for opportunities to reconnect with old friends or make new ones. Seek out like-minded others at work, church groups, volunteer activities, gyms, alumni groups, or any other group that corresponds to an interest of yours. And to get through this pandemic at your healthiest, don’t miss these 35 Places You’re Most Likely to Catch COVID.

 

 

 

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