What does it actually take to live longer? 6



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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.

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  1. Their “Tracker” requires registration; no thanks. Where I began was with a kick in the arse when diagnosed with “interesting blood” 13 years ago. Designed my own weight loss diet and started researching the best way to manage my diabetes. Contrary to expectations I’m still around now 🙂

  2. In the year 2000 I was aged 55 and a cardiologist told me to go home and get my affairs in order as I only had 3 months to live. I thought well I may as well enjoy what time I had left so I started driving a cab at night ( something I really enjoyed doing ) five nights a week and on Saturday night had a bottle of rum. I used to open the bottle around 4 pm and go to bed when it was empty which was any time between 10pm and 1 am depending on my mood. I would also smoke 3-4 packets of Winfield Red 25’s in that time while chatting on the internet although I never did remember who I had been chatting to. Well 15 years later and i’m still here so either the Doctor didn’t know what he was talking about or the Rum and Winfield Reds were my saving grace.

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    • To each their own, mate. I also drove cabs on the night shift, but long before my diagnoses. I chose red wine in moderation and gave up the smokes – but whatever works for you 🙂

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