10 – Activity
While doing 30 minutes of daily aerobic exercise is certainly important to maintain heart health, its also very important to decrease the amount of time we spend sitting, researchers found that the longer you spend sitting down every day, the higher the risk of dying prematurely. Studies found that adults who sat for more than 11 hours a day had a 40% increased risk of dying within 3 years compared with those who sat for less than 4 hours a day.
9 – Coffee
You may think of coffee as just a part of your morning routine, but it may be part of a longer, healthier life.
According to the NIH and a study published in the NEJM found that among older adults those who drank coffee (caffeinated or decaf) had a lower risk of dying than non-coffee drinkers.
8- Passionate Sex
Sex increases your immunity to infections, as well as your cardiovascular health, but more importantly men who have at least two orgasms a week, live longer than men who have sex just once every few weeks.
Socially active people are more likely to party on into old age, studies found that the rate of mortality among people in cohabitating relationships dropped by 80% for men, and 59% for women.
According to a study by the Minnesota Stroke Institute that followed more than 4,000 cat owners for over 10 years, people who owned cats were 30% less likely to suffer a heart attack.
Not only getting a degree will help you live longer, studies show that people who read and exercise their minds tend to be less prone to mental illnesses
According to a Harvard study 91% of people who weren’t close to their mothers developed serious illnesses by their midlife.
People who forgive are less prone to heart disease, cancer and strokes.
Laughing lowers stress levels and boosts the body’s immune system which is essential for a longer happier life.
Smoking is one of the leading causes of preventable death globally, in other words the less you smoke the longer you’ll live.