If you’re a smoker, quitting smoking may also help you to live longer.
Exercise is the “miracle cure we’ve all been waiting for”, while maintaining a healthy body weight is crucial to living longer.
You could increase your life expectancy by making small changes to your lifestyle.
A daily cup of green tea could help you to live longer by preventing a number of life-threatening diseases, scientists have claimed.
It could help to lower your risk of developing heart disease, cancer and respiratory diseases, Japanese scientists revealed.
Drinking just one cup of green tea everyday could lower your risk of an early death by 10 per cent, the scientists found.
“Black and green tea contains catechins, which relax your blood vessels and keep your heart healthy, and polyphenols which fight heart disease and signs of ageing,” said medical website Push Doctor.
You could also boost your chances of living longer by continually learning new things.
People that retire earlier are more likely to die earlier, while stress can increase your risk of heart failure, strokes and cancer.
Having regular sex could also lower your risk of premature death.
People that have sex at least twice a week are less likely to die early.
It could also lower your stress and improve your heart health.
“No matter what your age, you have the power to change many of the variables that influence how long you live, and how active and vital you feel in your later years,” said Harvard Medical School.
“Actions you can take to increase your odds of a longer and more satisfying life span are really quite simple.”
Taking a daily multivitamin may also help you to live longer, according to Harvard Medical School.
A strong social network and taking plenty of exercise are also important to prevent early death.
You should also try eating a healthy diet, rich in whole grains, vegetables and fruits.