Five ways to live longer

Sunday Times - - INSIGHT -

1. Hang out with friends to re­duce your chance of early death. 2. Walk­ing is great for phys­i­cal and men­tal health. Walk­ing a dog is one of the best ways to counter the de­cline in ac­tiv­ity as we get older. 3. Fre­quent hugs pro­tect stressed peo­ple from get­ting ill­nesses. Vol­un­teers were ex­posed to viruses and those with so­cial sup­port, mea­sured in hugs, got less sick. 4. Dark choco­late: Eat­ing (a lit­tle) dark choco­late reg­u­larly is good for your heart and mind. As choco­holics say, a bal­anced diet is choco­late in both hands. 5. Drink and be merry: Red wine and cof­fee in mod­er­a­tion have proven ben­e­fits for your heart and memory.

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