We all want to live a longer life so that we can spend as much time as possible with our loved ones.

Here are three activities that you can include in your lifestyle to help you achieve this goal.

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Control your blood pressure

Our blood pressure should be at a certain level in order for our body to function optimally. According to WebMD, a normal blood pressure reading is 120/80. Higher readings could lead to hypertension or high blood pressure. Hypertension can place a person at a higher risk of stroke, heart failure and heart attack.

You can help to keep your blood pressure at a healthy level by consuming a healthy diet, exercising, maintaining a healthy weight, giving up on smoking, reducing stress and limiting sodium, alcohol and caffeine from your diet.

Note that a person’s blood pressure may vary at different stages in their life-cycle. Be sure to have your blood pressure tested if you are concerned about its levels.

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