6 Healthy Habits Researchers Say Can Keep You Feeling Younger for Longer


What would an extra 20 years mean to your life if you’re fit and healthy now? You could enjoy retirement with family and friends and embrace more activities in your twilight years.

based on survey results from over 700,000 people enrolled in the Veteran Affairs Million Veteran Program. Not sure you can completely upend your lifestyle? Even adding just one or two habits can result in a 3 – 8 year increase in lifespan according to researchers.

Heart health is vital as you get older. Cardiovascular exercise (cardio) gets the heart pumping, helping to keep it strong.


As we age, we lose muscle mass. This is especially true for women during the menopause stage of life.

Regular Resistance/Weight

Not Using Opioid

Opioid addiction can shorten your life. According to the study, opioid use was associated with a 30-45% increase risk of death.

The body’s fight-or-flight stress response is supposed to be short-term so we can escape “danger.”

Managing Your Stress Level

Water helps eliminate waste, brings nutrients to the cells, and protects organs and joints.

Drinking Enough Water

The main criteria include limiting red meat and eating plenty of heart-healthy vegetables and fresh fruit, like berries, daily.

Eating a Healthy Diet

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