Live Long and Prosper! Tips for Living to 100!
Recent statistics show that the average American will live to be almost 79 years old. Most people strive to live long healthy lives, even beyond those 79 years. To reach the 100 year mark, there are several things people can do to extend the length of their lives.
One of the first things people should consider doing to live longer, healthier lives is to take care of their oral health. This starts with proper brushing and flossing. According to several studies, periodontal disease shows a possible relation to systemic inflammation and cardiovascular disease. Research shows that people with gum disease are twice as likely to have heart disease than people with healthy gums. To help prevent gum disease, it is vital that people practice good oral hygiene and visit the dentist twice a year. If you have gum disease, or have red, swollen and bleeding gums, the periodontal experts at Joseph R. Nemeth DDS & Associates have been successfully treating gum disease for over 25 years and are always accepting new patients. To contact them, please call (248) 357-3100 or visit their website at www.drnemeth.com. They also specialize in replacing missing teeth, which will help you to look and feel younger!
Gum disease can now be treated virtually painlessly with a laser. Lasers help to minimize bleeding and promote faster bleeding. They also dramatically increase comfort for the patient.
Also important for living a long life is eating omega-3 and omega-9 fatty acids. While most everybody has heard of the health benefits associated with eating omega-3’s, lesser known are the omega-9’s. These are extremely anti-inflammatory and are found in monounsaturated oils such as olive oil.
Eating dark chocolate may also be beneficial to one’s health. It has been found to improve blood pressure, insulin resistance and lipid profiles. Tasting great is just a bonus! In terms of food, eating Indian food may also help to cleanse the liver and prevent cancer due to large quantities of turmeric in Indian curry.
Lastly, don’t smoke, exercise often, eat lots of fruits and vegetable, avoid fried, fatty, and overly sugary foods, and laugh often!