Happy Love day, y'all! Did you know that longevity aka how long we live is only 30% genetic? That means 70% is totally up to you! Here are 3 surprising ways that you can live longer.
1. Think happy thoughts! A recent study showed that you can add seven and a half years to your life by just being more optimistic and thinking more positively. I guess whether you think you can or can't... you really are right.
2. Eat dark chocolate! The longest verified life ever of 122 years and 164 days was credited to chocolate. The rate I'm going I'll probably live forever.
3. Buy an annuity! Time Magazine, WAll Street Journal, and a journal of economic longevity study found that those who buy annuities at age 64 live 20% longer than those who don't. That could be because they don't have to worry about outliving their retirement because they have contractual guarantees for lifetime income.
Add that to your todo list while the day is young... Think happy thoughts. Eat some chocolate, and buy an annuity.