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Follow these 18 simple rules and you won’t just live longer—you’ll make those (many, many) years count.

11. Manage your stress

11. Manage your stress
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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

12. Have a higher purpose
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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

13. Load up at breakfast
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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.

Follow these 18 simple rules and you won’t just live longer—you’ll make those (many, many) years count.

14. Start fasting

14. Start fasting
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You don’t need to go days without food.

Simply limiting eating to eight hours of the day gives your body more time to finish its six to twelve hours of digestion.

After that, it goes into “fasting” mode, burning stored fat.

New research is discovering that you are WHEN you eat. In fact, the secret to better health could be as simple as an early dinnertime.

15. Cook at home

15. Cook at home
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Not only do you get to control the ingredients and make healthier choices, but the act of cooking is a mini workout.

New to the kitchen and want to save some money?

Have a lot of fun by making homemade treats to give as gifts this Christmas.

16. Have a sit-down meal

16. Have a sit-down meal
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Multi-tasking during meals, such as while driving or rushing to get out the door, can put stress hormones in the way of your body’s ability to digest, which won’t help you live to 100.

Sit down, or better yet, gather the family together to get the bonus of social time while enjoying a meal together.

Take a look at these four good ways to cultivate healthy eating.

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Follow these 18 simple rules and you won’t just live longer—you’ll make those (many, many) years count.

17. Save up

17. Save up
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Most people who live to 100 are financially secure.

Worrying about money (and how to pay for healthcare) could get in the way of a long, healthy life.

Save money in ways you’ve never thought of before with these 10 tips.

18. Focus on the good stuff

18. Focus on the good stuff
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Research shows people who live to 100 tend to complain less than younger adults.

Their lack of gripes could mean they’re better at handling bad situations.

Have to deal with difficult people? Take a look at these 13 things you should know about negotiating.

Source: RD.com

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