30 Things That Make People Live a Longer, Happier Life

By Shannon

The average lifespan for someone living in the United States is 78 years old. For a few lucky people with good genes and healthy habits, they can live to be over 100. Of course, there is so much more to life than the number of years you spend alive. It is perhaps even more important to have a high quality of life, instead of a long one, because none of us know how many years we have on this Earth. The secrets to longevity are not just about how you eat and exercise. It is also extremely important to make sure you are in a good mental state, and that you have the support you need. Here are a 30 tips and tricks that will help you live a longer happier life.

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30. Have A Good Sense of Humor

There’s a phrase that “happiness is the best medicine”, and it’s actually true. Laughter releases  endorphins and decreases the stress hormones in our bodies. These endorphins don’t just help to improve our mood. They also help to speed along the process of healing our bodies. So the next time you get sick, be sure to laugh, instead of focusing on the pain. And if you are down in the dumps, do not wallow in your stress and pain. Put on a funny movie, a video on YouTube, a Netflix comedy special, or anything else that you know is going to make you giggle.