To become a centenarian, here are 10 tips that promote longevity and healthy living.

  1. Get rid of the phrase, “I am too old” for this or that. It’s a self-imposed limitation rather than a mindset of being open to new learning, skills and opportunities at any age.
  2. Find a reason to get up in the morning. Pursue your purpose. Your life matters!
  3. Connect with something higher than yourself. Fate and spirituality enhance our lives.
  4. Be more optimistic. Look on the bright side. Focus on solutions, not problems.
  5. Get moving. Pick physical activities that you can do. Make movement a habit. You will feel better physically and mentally.
  6. Stay fueled. Be mindful of your food choices. Make informed decisions about nutrition and quantity of intake. Most experts agree that a Mediterranean-type diet is best. It’s chock full of lean protein, fresh fruits and vegetables.
  7. Create your own personal Blue Zones. Blue Zones are geographical areas around the world where individuals live significantly longer than in other areas. Some reasons why include lower stress rates among residents, their sense of gratitude and their ability to live in the present.
  8. Don’t do it alone. Connect with others, especially those who share your beliefs and also have a desire to become a centenarian.
  9. Believe in yourself. If you don’t who will? Become the person you want to be, and experience the rewards.
  10. Seize the day. Live life today. The past is gone. The future might never be.