Living longer: what does it actually take? 7



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We all want to exercise more; to eat more healthily; to be more social; to avoid bad habits; to be the best person we can possibly be.

But for most of us, these big, bold life goals mean very little on a practical, day-to-day basis.

Where do you start? What can you realistically do, right now, to help ensure you’re on the right path to a long and happy life? Take this quick test to find out…


Priceline Pharmacy’s new online health tracker is a refreshingly practical and straightforward way to get on the right path.

After just a few minutes of questions, it will create a personalised list of strong, straightforward and completely practical advice – from physical health to emotional wellbeing – most of which you can act on today.

It could be as simple as avoiding food or caffeine after a certain time, or substituting your next drive for a walk. Every tiny step counts.

But the body’s health is only half the picture. Sometimes it can be just as important to call a friend; to keep the mind active and engaged; to balance your time in a way that benefits you most. The health tracker is just as practical in this area.

Small course corrections like this can have a genuinely profound impact over time. And by returning to take the test again in future weeks, you’ll be able to track your progress and get new, more refined suggestions.

The path to better health isn’t always easy. But just a few minutes every week will help you walk it, step by step, with a whole new sense of purpose and clarity.

Click here to get started with the health tracker, and tell us: what would you most like to change about your health?


This post is sponsored by Priceline Pharmacy. It was written as we feel it delivers valuable health insights into a subject important to the Starts at 60 community. For more information, please visit the Health Tracker website.

This post was previously published as What does it actually take to live longer?

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  1. Its a crazy idea to want to live longer! So far all the medicos have achieved is to extend the period a human suffers painful disorders & have done little to contribute to an extension with an inclusive quality of life! On top of that extending the lives of existing humans puts even greater stresses on existing resources and food supplies. In todays world we have far too many children dying from hunger & disease & solving those issues makes more sense! Its time yhat governments seriously examined ways of humanely reducing populations and one way is to stop trying to extend average lifespans & allow death with dignity! I for one don’t wish to live when my quality of life drops off! Whats the point?

  2. Good question Ron and Ben’s comments are the basis of a good discussion. Old age without quality of life is not really what you would call living an enjoyable life. I am well aware many people are predisposed to certain forms of illness through genetics and other heredity factors but scientists and researchers have plenty of proof telling us that more than 60% of lifestyle diseases are caused by poor diet choices and lack of exercise. You may find my article “How to Defy Old Age: 4 Simple Ways to Slow Down the Ageing Process” worth reading:

  3. We all want to exercise more; NO
    to eat more healthily; I DO
    to be more social; NO. I’M A STAY AT HOME.
    to be the best person we can possibly be. TO LATE FOR THAT. I’M JUST A RECIPROCAL ROBOT.

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