(HealthDay News) -- Many factors influence how we age, ranging from dietary choices and physical activity to health screenings and managing risk factors for disease.
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The U.S. National Institute on Aging suggests these steps to promote healthier aging:
- Get regular exercise. Studies have shown that people who exercise often live longer, healthier and happier lives.
- Pay close attention to weight and shape. Both your body mass index and the shape of your body (where you carry weight) make a difference.
- Eat a varied and balanced diet.
- Identify and participate in activities that you enjoy, such as volunteering, hobbies and social activities.
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