Would you consider aging a disease

How to get old healthy

8. Learn something new

Whether you're learning a musical instrument, mastering a foreign language, or starting to pottery, every challenge is good for your brain and increases your chances of getting old healthy. Every time we learn something new, new connections form in the brain. This can counteract mental decline in old age.

9. Take care of your teeth

Sick teeth can affect the whole body when inflammation spreads in the oral cavity. Periodontitis is considered to be an independent risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. If you take care of your teeth every day and visit the dentist regularly for preventive measures, you can prevent it.

10. Keep your sense of humor

Not only does a good pinch of optimism make life easier to cope with, it also seems healthy. A US study * suggests that optimists live longer than people who view their lives mostly negatively - at least when they are women.

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