5 tips to a long happy life

5 tips to a long happy life

"... a 100-year-old practicing medical doctor and neurologist and his five tips on how to stay healthy, happy and mentally sharp...

1. I don’t spend my days retired.
2. I don’t let myself get out of shape.
3. I don’t smoke.
4. I don’t restrict myself.
5. I don’t let my knowledge go to waste.
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When I was in high school in the 1930s, I told my father that I wanted to take up smoking. He said, “That’s alright with me. But why would anyone want to put anything but fresh air into his lungs when life is so short as it is?”

… I’ll have a martini and New York strip steak occasionally, but not every day.



  1. Excellent advice and easy to remember.

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  2. I always make it a goal to learn at least 1 new thing per day, so I am always expanding my knowledge. (Goes with tip 5)

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  3. Isn’t not smoking a restriction? 🙂

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  4. Ab says:

    These are all great tips and I totally agree about smoking. I’m on a bus commuting to work right now wearing a face mask and already wanting fresh air. Haha. I don’t understand people who fill their lungs with toxins.

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