Your daily habits can either add or subtract years from your life, like how much you exercise, or how stressed you allow yourself to be. Here are some things you can start doing today to live a longer, healthier life.
Ease your stress
Chronic stress makes us feel old and actually ages us: In a 2012 study, Austrian researchers found that work-related tension harms DNA in our cells, speeding up the shortening of telomeres—which protect the ends of our chromosomes and which may indicate our life expectancy. Practice yoga, pray, meditate, relax in the shower or do whatever else chills you out.