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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Ways to add years to your life

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  • Everydayhealth.com offers tips to maintain a healthy lifestyle which can mean a longer, higher-quality of life.
     
    Here’s an idea that is health-focused but enjoyable:
     
    Make Activity a Must
     
    Incorporating activity into most if not all days of the week is a must for adding years to your life. Regular exercise helps stave off heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, diabetes, obesity and depression and moving regularly makes it easier to remain active well into your senior years by keeping tendons, ligaments, and joints flexible and healthy.
     
    The American Academy of Family Physicians recommends working in 30 to 60 minutes of physical activity at least four to six days per week — a combination of aerobic, strength, and flexibility training is best. If that sounds too daunting, try sneaking in snippets of activity whenever you have a free moment. A few 10-minute walks a day are better than nothing at all.
     
    To ensure that you stick with it, just be sure to vary your routine with activities that you enjoy.

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