The Key To Living Longer
The adage of the grumpy old man or woman might not be as true as we once thought. New research points that having a positive out look or being optimistic might be the key to longevity.
Our results further suggest that optimism is specifically related to 11 to 15% longer life span, on average, and to greater odds of achieving “exceptional longevity,” that is, living to the age of 85 or beyond. These relations were independent of socioeconomic status, health conditions, depression, social integration, and health behaviors (e.g., smoking, diet, and alcohol use).
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The truth is many of us already know these so called "secrets" to living longer. We know we should be eating a whole food diet, spending time with family/friends, following our passions, getting restful sleep, and adequate exercise. Many of accomplish these tasks sporadically but it is with regular practice of all the things that we can truly reap the benefits.
Chiropractic is a great way to make sure your body is functioning properly. By receiving care you can get back to the exercise you enjoy, stop waking up from pain, and enjoy better quality of life due to increased function. We all know the path but sometimes we need a little help along the way.
Dr. David Satterfield, Chiropractor