Keys to Long Life

by Sheela Philomena on  August 26, 2011 at 10:25 AM Research News   - G J E 4
Regular exercise, intake of healthy food and a chat with friends are the simple measures for a long life, according to experts.

The charity says it is never too early - or too late - to adopt a healthy regime to improve later life.
 Keys to Long Life
Keys to Long Life

Its tips include getting enough good-quality sleep, engaging socially with other people, and staying positive about ageing.

More familiar advice such as taking regular exercise, healthy eating, going for check-ups, not smoking, protecting your eyes and avoiding sun damage are also endorsed.

The charity also urges people - for both physical and mental well-being - to keep an eye on their pensions and to seek expert -financial advice when necessary.

"We really can influence how we age and the top tips are a great guide to ageing better. For example, it may seem obvious but regular health check-ups are really important," the Daily Express quoted Professor Ian Philp, who helped produce the information, as saying.

"Getting early diagnosis of an illness, taking advantage of screening programmes and being up to date with vaccines are all crucial. Others tips such as engaging socially with others and staying positive about ageing are also key," he added.

Source: ANI

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