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5 Surprisingly Simple Ways To Live A Longer Life

5 Surprisingly Simple Ways To Live A Longer Life

As much as we may complain about work and financial struggles, few of us would want our lives to end tomorrow. Most people want to squeeze as much fun, love, and happiness out of this life as we can. The only problem is that at a certain point, our body starts to fail and doing the things we love becomes more difficult.

For centuries, humans have been searching for a way to stay alive forever. While there isn’t a way to cheat death–yet–there are plenty of things you can do to literally add years to your life. Here are some you might not know:

1. Make New Friends: Research shows that being social can cut your chances of an early death in half. Likewise a lack of social relationships was found to be as harmful as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.

2. Floss Your Teeth: Just cleaning between your teeth on a regular basis can add 6.4 years to your life.

3. Get Busy: Leading a productive life, even when we get older, can help us stay alive longer than if we’re lazy.

Check out the neat infographic below to learn more secrets to a long, healthy life:

Who wants to live forever? [Infographic]

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Beth Buczynski

Beth is a freelance writer and editor living in the Rocky Mountain West. So far, Beth has lived in or near three major U.S. mountain ranges, and is passionate about protecting the important ecosystems they represent. Follow Beth on Twitter as @ecosphericblog or check out her blog.


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1:35AM PDT on May 3, 2013

Thank you :)

11:34AM PDT on Apr 19, 2013

Cool infographic!

1:57PM PDT on Mar 24, 2013

!Floss Your Teeth: Just cleaning between your teeth on a regular basis can add 6.4 years to your life." Really?

11:58AM PST on Mar 2, 2013


10:09AM PST on Mar 1, 2013


1:09PM PST on Feb 20, 2013

thanks for sharing

2:25PM PST on Feb 11, 2013

Love the infographic here.

4:29PM PST on Jan 28, 2013

Strange poster. excessive alcohol is deadly. Many people with dental problems have many other dangers in their lives. I'm disappointed in this post.

12:22AM PST on Jan 28, 2013


1:47PM PST on Jan 27, 2013

Key to long life? Stay happy, share your happiness. Be busy and be busy with others. Positive people surround themselves with positive people and experiences. Avoid adverts and negative TV and news.

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