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There’s an art to liv­ing longer, and Swedish doc­tor and re­searcher Ber­til Mark­lund has been hon­ing it for years. In his new book, The Nordic Guide to Liv­ing 10 Years Longer: 10 Easy Tips for a Hap­pier, Health­ier Life (Grey­stone Books, $15), Mark­lund breaks down the ba­sics for stay­ing vi­brant longer. Here are three things you’ll learn.

PUT IN­FLAM­MA­TION TO BED

Sleep re­duces in­flam­ma­tion and boosts the im­mune sys­tem. Can’t get enough at night? Peo­ple who have af­ter­noon naps (you should aim for 20 min­utes) have a 40 per­cent lower risk of car­dio­vas­cu­lar disease.

GET YOUR D ON

Peo­ple in less-sunny lo­cales (like Canada) are more likely to get stom­ach, kid­ney, blad­der, rec­tum, prostate, breast and lung can­cers due to a lack of vi­ta­min D. Get out­side in the sum­mer (with a low SPF if it’s just a short while), and take a vi­ta­min D sup­ple­ment dur­ing the fall and win­ter months.

THINK HAPPY THOUGHTS

Op­ti­mists are more than twice as likely to have good heart health and live up to seven years longer than pes­simists. Sur­round your­self with up­beat peo­ple and ex­press grat­i­tude when­ever pos­si­ble.

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