7 Surprising Secrets To Aging Well Slide (1 of 8)

Most people will grow old, and most of us will live longer than our parents or grandparents. This means that even more of us will have to deal with the challenges that many older people are dealing with now. However, why is it that some older people are healthier and happier than others? Why can one 80-year-old walk along a boardwalk by the sea on a warm spring afternoon, while another is unable to leave their room or dress without assistance? There are obviously lots of reasons for this, but there are certain things we can all do to help us age as well as possible.

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Avoid Smoking

The first item on this list isn't really a secret. Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past 20 or 30 years, it’s impossible to have missed the message that smoking is bad for you. It is scientifically proven to be a major factor behind many serious diseases, including cancer and cardiovascular disease. It is also regarded by doctors as being a major cause of premature death. It can make your skin unhealthy, along with your teeth and gums. It can also make it more difficult to undertake physical exercise.

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