Your chances of
staying healthy and living a long time can be improved if you:
1. Stay physically, mentally, and socially active.
2. Eat a nutrient dense diet of small frequent meals, including 5
to 9 helpings of fruits and vegetables a day. Don't over eat,
even "good" food!
3. Get regular health check-ups and screening tests for heart
disease and common cancers (skin, colon, lung, prostate, breast,
cervical). Don't delay seeing your doctor for new symptoms,
especially over 40!
4. Avoid overexposure to the sun and cold, don't smoke (it's never
too late to quit), drink in moderation and don't drink and
5. Practice safety habits at home to prevent falls and fractures.
Always wear your seatbelt in a car.
6. Keep or develop a spiritual belief system that enables you to
renegotiate life at every turn, adjusting to and accepting the
inevitable losses and changes that come with longevity.
7. Cultivate (or keep) a love of and appreciation for life and
others, and a positive, yet realistic, attitude. Don't sweat the
small stuff. Do the things that make you happy. NOW!
8. Keep personal and financial records in order to simplify
budgeting and investing. Plan long-term housing and money needs.
9. Supplement your diet, adding an iron free multi-vitamin/mineral
and anti-oxidant supplementation. Keep abreast of the advances
in natural medicine and anti-aging.
10. If you desire feeling, performing and looking young as long as
possible, maintain the "hormones of youth" (HGH, DHEA, sex
hormones, melatonin) at optimal levels through natural hormonal