Yesterday’s Science Daily reported on the results of a recent extensive study that found a correlation between regular physical exercise and aging: Sedentary Lifestyles Associated with Accelerated Aging Process. For most people that exercise on a regular basis the results of this study are not surprising. Taking pills on a regular basis is good for the pharmaceutical industry but does little else.

Here’s my subjective rating of the relative importance of lifestyle choices that will result in the best chance of a fulfilling existence, longevity and the fewest visits to the hospital

- Regular physical exercise
- Intellectual curiosity and continuous learning
- Vegetarian diet
- Moderate drug use
- Plenty of sexual activity

More reading:
Sedentary Lifestyles Associated with Accelerated Aging Process
Six Reasons to have sex every week
Vegetarian Health Benefits

Here’s what I think you should avoid:
- Watching commercial TV
- Heavy drug use
- Ingesting processed foods