Most people want to live a long, pain free life. From the time we were little we were lectured on what to do and what not to do to be healthy. Eat smart, exercise, drink water, etc., but the older you get, the more relaxed you become. Before you know it, you get in a rut.

Here's a question, "Do you want out of that rut"? If so, here is a list of relatively EASY habits that will help prolong your life, according to bustle.com.

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1. Enjoy Life - A study done by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science found that people that have positive outlooks on life increase their longevity by 35% over people that walk around in bad moods. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of life and do something that brings you joy. Remove yourself from toxic situations and people.

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2. Add Turmeric to Your Daily Diet - Turmeric is a spice that has been known to decrease inflammation, acts as a powerful antioxidant that fights cancer-causing free radicals, helps ease pain of osteoarthritis, promotes healthy digestion by easing upset stomach, bloating and gas, and may prevent buildup of plaque in arteries.

 

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3. Exercise - According to the CDC, there are a TON of reasons to get some exercise. Not only does it help you control your weight, but it helps reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, reduces your risk of type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome, reduces your risk of some cancers, strengthens your bones and muscles, and improves your mental health and mood.

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4. Eat A Healthy Breakfast - According to John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It provides you with the energy and nutrients that lead to increased concentration, helps promote a healthy body weight, provides energy for the activities during the morning and helps to prevent that mid-morning slump.

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5. Enjoy Some Drinks - According to research from the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, moderate drinking is linked to lower mortality rate. The key to this is MODERATE drinking. One or two a night might also help you get a more restful sleep.

 

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6. Yoga - According to the University of Washington, Yoga has many benefits. It can boost your immune system, calm your nervous system, lower your blood sugar, and improves blood flow. The list goes on and on.

 

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7. Work Hard - Believe it or not, not all hard work is unhealthy,especially if it keeps you up and moving. A healthy work/life balance is key.

 

 

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8. Snack on Nuts - Nuts are a healthy snack filled with protein and heart-healthy substances. According to the Mayo Clinic, many nuts contain omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, plant sterols that can help lower your cholesterol, and l-arginine, which is a substance that may help improve the health of your artery walls by making them more flexible and less prone to blood clots that can block blood flow.