People are beginning to live longer and longer. Once you make it to age 65, data suggests that you can live up to another 20 plus years. However when you live over 85, you are highly likely to live with at least one chronic condition. Chronic problems include stroke, cancer, diabetes, COPD and heart disease.
The mental, physical and financial costs of chronic illnesses are extremely high. There are ways you can live your life, though, that will put you at a much lower risk for developing one of these chronic conditions. Some health factors, such as a positive diet and good exercise, will keep these diseases at bay. The trick to prevention is starting early, and getting serious about your health for the future. The quicker you begin, the better your chances will be.
Here are seven prevention tips that will get you started on a healthy body for life.