15 Ways To Live Forever

1. Exercise everyday! We polled all the doctors and fitness experts we knew and the number one piece of advice they gave was to get some exercise! Being physically active is one of the best things you can do to boost your overall health and to live longer.

“Exercise regularly!” insists Dr. David Baxter of Memorial University Medical Center. “Clear benefits from exercise include improvements in mood and cognition, self-esteem, energy levels and endurance, sleep quality, muscle strength, improvements in cardiac, bowel function, immune function, fertility, improvement in serum lipid profiles and joint mobility.” Whew! What are you waiting for? Get moving!

2. Eat more whole foods. Choose what your grandparents or great-grandparents would have recognized as food! Get rid of all that processed food and opt for whole healthy foods and recipes. Dept. 7 East has been leading the way in producing delicious food from locally sourced ingredients that are nothing but good for you. It’s honest food, but you still get a little of those yummy flavors you grew up on.

3. Get busy. Having satisfying sex two or three times a week can add as many as three years to your life, according to health.com. Sex can also burn tons of calories, lower your blood pressure and improve your sleep. Our resident sex expert, Dr. Pamela Dee, lives by the mantra “if you don’t use it, you lose it,” so for the sake of your health, use it!

Pick up the latest issue of South for more ways to feel young. Plus, our Southern Bucket List!

Story by Kelly Adams
Photography provided