Everyone wants to live longer. With modern medicine, we have already increased our natural life span by curing many childhood diseases and vaccinating against viral killers like measles, influenza, and pneumonia.
You’re not likely to die from infections, either, thanks to antibiotics, nor succumb to diseases like diabetes, because of the development of insulin. And when reflecting on how much the average lifespan has changed over the years, there’s a lot to be thankful for.
In 1900, average life expectancy was around 50 years. Today, statistics Canada says it’s now 80+ years! Actually for females it’s even higher. 🙂 But as wonderful as it is that overall life expectancy has increased over the years, there are things we can do to further encourage a longer lifespan.
One of the common mistakes people make, especially elderly, is to assume that they’re healthy. They put off seeing a doctor, even if they do have that little twinge in their chest or crackle when they bend over.
One of the best things you can do to prolong your life is to pay regular visits to your family doctor. It’s easy to tell yourself, “It’s just a little pain,” or “I’ll be okay in a few days.” That is, until you wind up in the emergency room and the doctor says, “I wish you’d come in years ago when we could have taken care of this problem.”
In fact, there are hundreds of different diseases and conditions that are easily prevented with regular check-ups and self-care. But if you don’t go in for that physical exam, how are you going to know if you are suffering from one of them?
Don’t self-diagnose. It’s far too common for people to Google their symptoms in an attempt to figure things out for themselves. Keyword searches for “home remedies” have been growing in popularity every year with people trying to resolve their issues and improve their health on their own.
Don’t make this mistake. See your doctor regularly and especially if you aren’t feeling well. The earlier possible issues are caught and diagnosed, the better your chances at overcoming whatever is ailing you.
You can also get intensive check-ups, with MRI scans, EKGs, x-rays, and other modern scanning techniques. Sometimes those scans will catch conditions like an aneurism, or undetected coronary artery disease, two of the top killers of them all.
These are more intense than a typical physical exam, but if you have a family history of certain disorders, it’s worth asking your doctor about.
GET OUT OF HERE !!
It’s time to get outside and into the sunlight. Not only will this make you feel better overall but it has been proven to increase longevity. Here’s why:
When you expose your skin to sunlight, it produces vitamin D. Doctors estimate that as many as 50% of modern humans don’t get enough sunlight to produce the proper levels of vitamin D.
This is an easy fix for any of us. Just go outside for a few minutes a day and expose your face and hands (at least) to sunlight.
Remember not to overdo it, because the ultraviolet light will also cause burns and skin cancer if you stay out too long. Consult your physician for the recommended amount of time to get that vitamin D into your skin.
Vitamin D isn’t just important for healthy bones, but it’s also helpful with heart disease, diabetes, depression, and other conditions. It’s becoming more and more apparent that this “vitamin” is an essential part of your health. So, open the door and step outside!
How Can Senior Protection Improve Your Life Expectancy?
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A medical alert device can reduce your stress level by simply knowing you have something in a case of an emergency. Our easy button press with two way voice enabled pendants will connect you with our customer care monitoring team.
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