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One of the first things you do when you visit the doctor’s office is to fill out your family history, so they can know what kind of problems may run in your genes. But author Dan Buettner says there’s something else that has a bigger impact on how long you live.
I would say the number one thing you should get square if you want to live longer is to know your sense of purpose. We know that people who know their sense of purpose live about 8 years longer than people who don’t, & if you’re clear on that it makes day to day decisions pretty easy – & you’ll likely have a lot less stress in your life.
Dan is the author of The Blue Zone Solution, & says only 20% of how long we live is dictated by what’s been handed down to us thru our parent’s genes. More at BlueZones.com.