Everyone wants a long and happy life? Right? Well if you do here are some tips that will help you achieve that goal.

You need to curb the smoking and drinking. If you are a smoker well now is the time to quit. There was a study that showed heavy smoking was a major predictor of early death. There is good news though, if you stop by the age of 45, the effects of it can go away by about 75.

Keep those friendships golden. Staying social can extend your life. You can't just hang out you need to help your friends and family when they are in need.

To be happy and live longer you need to never let your brain stop working. You need to continue to educate yourself. People who keep learning are more likely to adopt healthier habits as they age.

You also need to develop good skills to cope. You need to find healthy ways to deal with stress. You will do better than those who cope by using food and alcohol. Try using exercise or having a good sense of humor that will get you a lot further in life.

Another big goal is to give back to the community. That will give you a purpose and keep you happier in old age.

So try these tips, live long and prosper!

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