Want to live longer, look better, and feel full of energy? Look no further than how you eat and live. Some lifestyle choices lengthen lifespan; others shorten it dramatically. By: Maureen Callahan, MS, RD
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Genes play a role in how long you live, but not as big a role as you might think. Lazy habits (sitting too much) and making bad food choices (lots of fatty meat and sugary treats) can increase the extent of damage that occurs when it comes to aging. What renders your genetic blueprint less harmful? Just the opposite: Specific foods and certain activities can turn back the clock on aging. Put these eight lifestyle strategies into play and increase the odds that you’ll live a long and healthy life.