Purpose in Life Brings Longevity
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Purpose in Life Brings Longevity

Want to live longer? Then you better have a really good idea of what you're living for.

In a study of older adults, those who lived a goal-driven life were 57 percent less likely to die during the 5-year study period -- compared with those who didn't have much direction or purpose.

How a Purpose Protects
Are you making plans for the future? Is there something that you're actively trying to achieve? Does your life have meaning? A resounding yes to these questions could mean you get more time on earth to accomplish things. Having a purpose in life was so helpful in a study that it even appeared to improve the longevity of people with depression, disabilities, chronic medical conditions, or financial difficulties. (Are you happy? Here's how answering yes can help your health.)

Other Tools for a Longer Life
Having a purpose in life can boost your emotional well-being -- which in turn may lower the risk for chronic disease. Stay young, active, and driven with these additional live-longer habits:

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de out with things like adding more nuts to your diet, getting better quality sleep and nurturing your healthy relationships. Everything you do can be a step towards a longer life – just make sure they're the right ones.
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