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HOW TO LIVE TO 100…if only it was this easy.

Get a dog as dog owners enjoy a longer and healthier life than the rest of the population, according to psychologists at Queen’s University, Belfast.

Stand up as the less time you spend sitting, the longer your lifespan, according to a US study which found that women who sat for more than six hours a day had a 37 per cent increased risk of premature death compared to those who sat for three hours or less

Stay happily married as according to scientists at Warwick University who found that married men were 6 per cent less likely to die in a seven-year period than single men. The death risk for women dropped by 2.9 per cent.

Go to church as attending a religious service at least once a week could help you to live longer. Psychiatrists at Duke University in the US found church-goers were 28 per cent less likely to die in a six year period.

Make money and share it as being rich or well-off can trigger the release of a hormone called DHEAS which has been linked to longer life, according to researchers from the University College of London.

Be positive as a Dutch study of 1,000 men and women aged 65 to 85 found that those who were positive about the future and relationships had a 55 per cent lower premature death rate. Another US study revealed that pessimists lived an average 12 years less than optimists.

Drink both green and black teas as they contain a concentrated dose of catechins, substances that help blood vessels relax and protect your heart. In a study of more than 40,500 Japanese men and women, those who drank 5 or more cups of green tea every day had the lowest risk of dying from heart disease and stroke. Other studies involving black tea showed similar results.


According to the Telegraph, staying slim, keeping away from cigarettes and owning a home by the age of 50 could be the secret to living to 100 years old, scientists have found.

Readers Digest suggests a good nights sleep which for most adults, that means seven to eight hours every night. If you have a tough time turning off the light, remember that sleep deprivation raises the risk of heart disease, cancer, and more.

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