Forget all the nutritional, fitness and lifestyle advice and hoo-ha. Leave the quinoa, yoga and FitBits behind and simply follow these 8 easy (and completely unscientific) steps to living a long, happy and healthy life.
8. Take the stairs
Stairs are your friends. Repeat: stairs are your friends. Use them until you just can’t, and not because you just don’t want to.
7. Basement laundry
See above. Either/or scenarios are great motivators: either you climb up and down the stairs to do your laundry or you wear dirty clothes.
6. Skip the summer air conditioning
Heresy, I know, but artificial air can’t be good for human thermoregulation. Progress has a cost, and it may be that your metabolism suffers when your biological system is always chilled (you heard it here, first)
5. Forget the attached garage
Those extra steps to your drive or street parking may add years to your life.
3. Live in a northern clime
Cold climates breeds centenarians.
2. Embrace Mother Nature
Cut and rake your own damn lawn, and clear the snow from your property the old-fashioned way – with a mower, rake and shovel.
And the #1 way to live a long, happy and healthy life is:
Have kids later in life
Stop stressing about your biological clock and foster care adopt when you are ready to grow your family. Whether you adopt a toddler or a teen, bringing a child into your mid-life world will make you feel young again.
Violá! You’ll thank me when you live to be 100.