Follow these 18 simple rules and you won’t just live longer—you’ll make those (many, many) years count.
11. Manage your stress
The doctors we surveyed say that living with uncontrolled stress is more destructive to your health than being 30 pounds overweight.
Easy answer? Teach yourself to meditate and beat stress.
12. Have a higher purpose
As one physician advised, “Strive to achieve something bigger than yourself.”
By giving back, you give to yourself.
Just try to keep your energy levels up for the personal journey ahead.
13. Load up at breakfast
People in “Blue Zones”—areas with high life expectancies—eat the most at breakfast, then have little or nothing for dinner.
Front-loading calories can ward off hungry all day, keeping your weight in check.
Not a morning person? Check out these ways to make sure you wake up on the right side of the bed and ease into your day with a positive, calm attitude.