A List Of 50 Tips For Long Life

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Taking care of yourself now to set yourself up for the long run makes good sense. When you are on the journey for the long haul, now is a good time to gear up and make your venture enjoyable and healthy and lasting. Here is a list to help you go the distance and live long.

  1. Drink a glass of red wine, contains heart-healthy polyphenols.
  2. Enjoy your dark chocolate. A bite of dark chocolate a day goes a long way – that’s what I say!
  3. Pursue your passions. Express yourself. Find avenues through which you can explore areas of interest.
  4. Wear your seat belt.
  5. Use sunscreen. Avoid overexposure to the sun.
  6. Eat your greens. Dark green leafy vegetables are loaded with nutrients.
  7. Reduce stress.
  8. Be thankful.
  9. Sleep well. It is your best beauty treatment.
  10. Laugh, smile, giggle, and have fun. Laughter is the best medicine.
  11. Move. Get your heart and body working. Be active.
  12. Keep learning.
  13. Don’t smoke. Avoid carcinogens of all kinds.
  14. Get your good fats. Omega-3 fatty acids are abundant in salmon and flaxseed.
  15. Add color to your diet. The more, the merrier.
  16. Do puzzles. Exercise the brain.
  17. Floss daily. Keep your teeth and gums healthy.
  18. Eat garlic and herbs.
  19. Avoid sugar and sugar substitutes.
  20. Love and be loved. Cultivate and maintain healthy relationships.
  21. Avoid salt. It will not preserve your long life.
  22. Lighten up.
  23. Have your yearly physical. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
  24. Have a reason to live.
  25. Don’t drink and drive. 
  26. Read food labels. woman holding and reading a food label
  27. Have good sex.
  28. Add colorful spices to your food.
  29. Keep the faith.
  30. Stay out of debt.
  31. Don't worry, be happy.
  32. Get married.
  33. Be optimistic.
  34. Hope for good things.
  35. Adopt a spirit of adventure.
  36. Have a pet.
  37. Maintain a healthy weight.
  38. Be rich.
  39. Get more antioxidants. Blueberries anyone?
  40. Add fiber into your diet. Beans are the best.
  41. Meditate.
  42. Do not abuse drugs.
  43. Fast periodically.
  44. Avoid processed foods.
  45. Reduce trans fats and hydrogenated fats.
  46. Stay active. Volunteer.
  47. Look both ways before you cross the street.
  48. Wear a bicycle helmet.
  49. Avoid lifting objects that are too heavy.
  50. Care for yourself.