Tuesday 11 May 2010

Live to be 100+

A recent study found that people who live to be 100+ whilst staying happy and healthy have the following in common:

  • They still live in their own place looking after themselves
  • They have contact with a family member (or equiv) at least once a week
  • They take part in social get-togethers two or three times a week
  • They stay physically active engaging in regular physical exercise doing something they love--e.g. gardening, athletics...
  • They don't smoke
  • Some don't mind alcohol but in moderation
  • They don't internalize negative emotions choosing to have a positive outlook on life