Having just celebrated or survived another birthday recently I will admit to at times being consumed about closing in on old age and realizing that the best might not yet come, it’s likely passed. 

Grim Reaper costume (Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)

With that said here are 25 simple tips which experts insist will help me and you dodge the Grim Reaper:





  • Drink at least five 8-ounce glasses of water a day.
  • Don’t go to work when you’re sick.
  • Put out the fire in your chest as untreated heartburn can lead to a heart attack.
  • Take a magnesium supplement.
  • Find time to exercise and do it outside as often as possible.
  • Exercise enough to burn at least 1,100 calories a week.
  • Take a Daily Multivitamin.
  • Set a limit of 3 drinks when you go out.
  • When you need to go to the hospital don’t be a tough guy and drive yourself. Walk-in patients wait almost twice as long as those who arrive by ambulance.
  • Eat fruits and vegetables with every meal.
  • Monitor your blood sugar.
  • Think positive.Constant worrying shortens your life span by 16 years.  (Boy am I in trouble).
  • Keep your cool. Those with anger-management issues are more than twice as likely to have a stroke.
  • Have breakfast within 90 minutes of waking up in the morning.

  • A cup of Dunkin Dounts coffee (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)
  • Sleep on your side.
  • Live life in a smoke-free zone as secondhand smoke raises your diabetes risk by 40% and also boosts your risk of lung cancer.
  • Check your smoke alarms.
  • Sip on Mint Tea.
  • Cut out the sweet stuff.
  • Stash a cinnamon air freshener in your car.
  • Try and take a 30-minute nap in the middle of your day.
  • Enjoy your coffee. it can lower your risk of dying of heart disease by some 50%.
  • If you feel you are going to fall then try and let your butt hit the ground first.
  • Don’t jaywalk. 77% of pedestrians killed while crossing the road are not at intersections.