Now this is an idea which is attractive to some people and repulsive for many others but age is after all not just a number, people want to live longer but with good health.
Here are some tips if you want to live to be 100 years old.
Deep and meaningful relations
Good, trustworthy friends, family, parents, children and spouse are the core relationship that must be nurtured and enjoyed. That means taking time out to meet, play and laugh together.
Have a smile on your face everyday, thinking of these happy times. Research shows happily married couples live longer, so have a physical, loving relationship with the spouse and stay cheerful.
Do exercise half an hour everyday, five times a week or walk to work.
Running or brisk walking is the best as it strengthens the lower limbs. Swimming or any physical sport which helps you break into sweat five times a week, is important to keep all the body functions going and the mind fresh.
Keep busy working in meaningful occupation. This could be growing a farm, building a business, working in an office, studying further,volunteering. Don’t retire to a sedentary life; it is poisonous to the soul.
That means 100gms proteins, vitamins, minerals, fresh vegetables’and organic food everyday along with essential supplements. No alcoholic drinks and drugs and no white sugar in the diet; preferably no sugar at all. Quit smoking.
Meditate or offer prayers of gratitude
Prayer is food for the soul.
No wonder every philosopher and prophet has recommended prayer at different times of the day, especially at dawn and dusk.
It keeps the mind and body in harmony. What could be better than leaving all your fears for the higher power to settle?
Reward your lovely self with a good night sleep with your partner close by and get up early.
There is a fixed cycle of biochemical reactions that meant to detox and repair the body, which are timed to switch on soon after dusk and switch off before dawn. Let the body do its job.
Allow someone to say thank you every day. Do something useful for someone else, just to hear them say thank you. It would build positive Zen around you, because what goes around, comes around.
Do work that you love, daily.If possible only do the work that you enjoy. Try to make your hobby, your primary source of income. Money will follow soon, but the pleasure will be instant.
Stress is the number one killer. Learn to recognize it, accept it, deal with it and then move on. Take every failure as an opportunity to learn.
Get a life mentor. Every successful person has one. Not everyone has the god gifted ability to self-navigate.
Some lucky people have parents in that role, if not look around, you’ll know when you see one.