Monday, March 23, 2009

How to Live Longer

How to Live Longer

Numerous longevity studies keep coming up with the same results. There are many things you can do to increase your longevity. Most centenarians have many things in common.

SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS - People that live more than 100 years have a strong set of social relationships. They are not sent to old age homes but still live in their own homes or with their relatives. Some of them still work each day or play a vital role volunteering for their community.

LET IT GO - Centenarians do not hold on to bad feelings. They let things roll of their back so to speak. They do not hold grudges. And most importantly they forgive.

VEGETARIANS - Studies have shown that some people that live the longest, live in vegetarian communities.

DRINK GREEN TEA - Scientist don't even know all of the wonderful properties of green tea yet. It seems to help the body burn calories, prevents diseases and boosts your immune system.

DO FOR OTHERS - Another common trait among centenarians is their good deeds. Volunteering or helping others in a variety of different ways throughout their lifetimes.

Learn how to live longer and you will.


  1. It looks like I still have a lot of work to do in order to get to the century mark, but if doing good helps, this year should be a great one! We're doing a good deed every day, and blogging about it in hopes of encouraging others to give a little bit more to their communities. Won't you join us?

  2. Excellent Jen, I would love to join you!