5 Proven (!) Ways to Add Years to Your Life


2. No smoking

At this point, we all know that smoking is terrible for our health. It’s the leading cause of preventable illness and death worldwide, and can increase your risk of heart and lung disease, certain types of cancer and diabetes. But quitting is essential for your health.

It’s amazing how quickly some of smoking’s negative effects are mitigated once you put down the cigarettes. (2) In fact, of the ways to add years to your life, not smoking had the most powerful effect on how to live longer.

If you don’t smoke already, good! Keep it that way. If you are a smoker, it’s a tough, but definitely doable, road ahead. You might want to try some of these mind-body practices for quitting smoking to make things easier along the way.

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