How to Live to 100

Happy New Year! We’re all looking forward to 2018, but we’re also looking many more years into the future too because if you want to add more and better years to your life, now is the time. Americans are living longer lives, with the average life expectancy now at 78.5 years old. But those extra years are not guaranteed, especially if you’re hoping for good-quality years.

Many factors or reasons for making it to your 100th birthday are out of your control, as longevity is dictated in part by genetics, medical history and the health habits of your parents and grandparents. But there are many lifespan-enhancing practices you can start practicing today to improve your odds of a long and healthful old age.

Here are 50 tips to help you live longer.

Watch What You Eat

  1. Eat healthy
  2. Eat less overall.
  3. Go meatless as often as possible.
  4. Cut your sugar intake.
  5. Eat more nuts.
  6. Eat healthy fats.
  7. Eat fish with omega-3 fatty acids.
  8. Meet the dietary guidelines on fiber.
  9. Cook more at home.

Adopt Healthy Habits

  1. Get enough sleep.
  2. Walk daily and get regular exercise.
  3. Practice yoga.
  4. Ride a bicycle
  5. Don’t smoke.
  6. Drink alcohol and coffee in moderation.
  7. Don’t use of mind-altering chemicals.
  8. Take the stairs.
  9. Slow your resting heart rate.
  10. Wash your hands.
  11. Brush your teeth daily.

Live Well

  1. Find your life’s purpose.
  2. Have a positive attitude.
  3. Have a happy marriage.
  4. Be a good parent.
  5. Go to church.
  6. Volunteer.
  7. Be conscientious.
  8. Take a mid-day nap.
  9. Find reasons to laugh.
  10. Treat others with kindness.

Have Fun

  1. Smile.
  2. Be happy.
  3. Be intimate regularly.
  4. Be creative.
  5. Take vacations.
  6. Indulge in daily shopping (even if it’s just window shopping)
  7. Get a pet.
  8. Find healthy hobbies.

Make Improvements

  1. Be driven and motivated.
  2. Use your brain.
  3. Graduate college.
  4. Make a good salary.
  5. Make friends at work.
  6. Grow a garden.
  7. Grow from trauma.
  8. Keep busy.
  9. Don’t sit too much every day.
  10. Avoid dangerous sports.
  11. Turn off the TV more.
  12. Stay informed on world events.

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