Although this man is more young than young at heart, he demonstrates the power of a good attitude and good health. It’s never too late to make a positive change in your life. Are you ready to get started? Begin by getting more active and loving it.
Adopt an active lifestyle.
Hobbies and service give life more meaning and add motivation to continue living a quality life. Author Christine Carter wrote that people 55 and older who volunteer for two or more organizations have a 44 percent lower likelihood of dying early. “And that’s after sifting out every other contributing factor, including physical health, exercise, gender, habits like smoking, marital status and much more.”
Have an attitude of gratitude.
“I don’t think there is one secret to longevity, but I have seen the difference a good attitude and living a life with purpose can make on an individual’s quality of life,” said Jim Morrison, executive director of Redmond Care & Rehabilitation Center. “So if there is a secret to living a good life, it’s loving the life you have and making the most of it every day.”
The truth is, the secret of a long life may not be a secret at all. By engaging in positive social interactions, eating healthy foods, being blessed with strong genes, staying active and appreciating all that life has given you, people already possess the keys to living a long and happy life.