Three critical factors that are key to a long and healthy life have been revealed in a recent study.
Firstly, a little pressure is actually good for you.
The key is to find your personal tipping point between pressures that energize and pressures that paralyze you.
Next thing to keep in mind is don't think getting older is the end of the world.
Researchers found that people in their 30s and 40s who looked on the bright side of aging (it brings wisdom, retirement, and more time with family) were less likely to develop cardiovascular disease later in life-and had lower mortality rates-than those who were more pessimistic.
Now that you've socked away money for your golden years, what are you doing to prepare your body?
To boost your stores, the answer is simple - exercise.
A 2012 study in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that when middle-aged people made a modest improvement in fitness (equal to 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise a week for six months) by age 50, their chances of developing chronic conditions such as congestive heart failure, colon cancer, and Alzheimer's decreased by 20 percent.