If you could, would you want to live forever? Jeanne Calment of France, who was 122 ½ years old when she died in 1997, holds the world record for longest confirmed lifespan – long enough that as a child, she actually met Vincent Van Gogh and watched the construction of the Eiffel Tower.
Great genes? Perhaps, but studies have shown that while heredity plays a role in influencing life expectancy, the larger determinant is a healthy lifestyle. While it’s true that most people won’t live long enough to become 100+ year old supercentenarians, adopting healthy habits can, as the expression goes, add years to our life and life to our years. Below, we bring you six effective lifestyle changes for body and soul, and next week we’ll bring you six more. Start today, and you’ll be well on the way to enhancing how long you live – and how well.
We all have the power to shed our unsafe or unhealthy habits and make positive changes to help improve our wellbeing – and maybe even our lifespans – through healthy lifestyle changes. We’ll be back with more tips next week, but if you want more, don’t miss The Elements of Living. This engaging magazine-style lifestyle blog is filled with fun and informative articles to help you and your family live better.
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