You don’t have to spend a fortune or your time at the gym just to feel, move and look better at any age. Just practice these common sense habits, commonly known today as “self-care.” You might read this list and say, “Well, of course!” But print it out and keep it handy until you’ve incorporated all these ideas into your daily lifestyle.
Drink plenty of water. It’s good for everything from your skin to your weight. Try to consume an ounce for half your body weight in pounds. So, if you weigh 200 pounds, drink 100 ounces a day.
Eat more whole foods like meat, fish, vegetables and fruit than processed junk.
Exercise – or, at least, move your body – every day. Experts say we need 150 minutes a week of moderately intensive cardio exercise, plus two sessions of strength training.
Sleep. Aim for 7 to 9 hours each night. If you have persistent problems, seek advice – like keeping your bedroom cool and dark; avoiding electronic screens for an hour before sleep; maintaining a steady sleep schedule; and developing a nightly routine.
Smile. Practice gratitude and a positive attitude.
Take care with your appearance. Stand up straight. Wear clothes that are clean and fit. Wash your face; comb your hair.
Stay socially active. Maintaining relationships with friends, family, and even acquaintances at work, houses of worship, or the gym are important to your overall wellbeing.
Wear sunscreen and avoid direct sun on your face.
Avoid cigarettes and alcohol. Nothing ages you faster or worse!
See your doctor, dentist, and eye and ear doctor regularly. Keep those annual appointments!
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