Healthy Living Equals Longer Living

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Starting from the first day we enter this world, we begin the process of aging. We start off as babies and progress to toddlers, children, teens, and finally adults. The very first day of our existence our body starts to age. As the body ages it starts to deteriorate. If a person does not take care of their body as they age, it shows that those are the main people that have the most complications later in life. All of these diseases would not be ruining peoples’ lives if they would take better care of themselves. Instead of eating a bag of chips one should grab and apple or orange, there are substitutes for the bad things people consume. A person should get out of the house and enjoy some fresh air instead of sitting inside everyday…show more content…
Strength exercises prove to help make old age less miserable for the ones with arthritis and back pains, and proved that in some cases the exercise was better than the medication. Exercising is not just good for the body but it is also great for ones sense of well-being. The physical activity helps prompt the release of endorphins and other good chemicals in the brain that promotes happiness. “For those who don’t fear death, exercise can also help preserve your self-reliance in old age, helping you maintain your dignity along with your independence,” (Can Exercise Really Extend Your Life?). Exercising is a great way to pause aging but eating healthy makes it more beneficial.
“When you eat healthy, you’ll not only look and feel your best, you’ll be on the road to long-term health,” (Tremblay). A well balanced nutritious diet with physical activity without the use of harmful drugs is a foundation to having good health. “Healthy eating includes consuming high-quality proteins, carbohydrates, heart-healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and water in the foods you take while minimizing processes foods, saturated fats and alcohols,” (Annigan). Eating a healthy meal helps to maintain the body’s overall everyday functions. Also it promotes optimal body weight that helps to prevent diseases in the body. The nutrients in the foods that we consume help protect the cells in the body from environmental damages and repair any cellular
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