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How to Live Forever

There's been a lot of books later and a lot of podcasts (including mine) talking about the latest technologies, supplements, genomics, etc for living forever.

But it's actually very simple: just avoid dying. Below are the top ten killers of people. Avoiding these threats to our lives is not as hard as it seems and will add years to your life without any special pills or nanotechnological AI-powered-quantum stem cells.

Warren Buffett has a great rule about investing. It's actually two rules: 1) don't lose money. 2) don't forget rule #1.

You can use the same idea to avoid dying: 1) don't do anything that increases the risk of the below ways to die. 2) don't forget rule #1

I'm not including Covid in the list below. While it's a major killer these past two years I am hoping between immunity and vaccinations we've seen the worst of it and it will die out.

    1. Heart disease: 616,000 people in a normal year will die from heart disease in the US.

    To avoid heart disease, in addition to some of the tips mentioned below, simply avoid heavy drinking. In fact, many studies show that moderate drinking reduces the risk of heart attacks by up to 40 percent.

    2. Cancer: 562,875

    No smoking is one way to avoid this one:

    You only have to go to the American Heart Organization website to see their research on how smoking is related to heart disease. A quote: “Smoking increases blood pressure, decreases exercise tolerance and increases the tendency for blood to clot. Smoking also increases the risk of recurrent coronary heart disease after bypass surgery.” That doesn’t sound good. There’s also numerous studies on the effects of smoking on cancer. Go to Here’s a quote: “Of the 250 known harmful chemicals in tobacco smoke, more than 50 have been found to cause cancer. These chemicals include:

    arsenic (a heavy metal toxin)

    benzene (a chemical found in gasoline)

    beryllium (a toxic metal)

    cadmium (a metal used in batteries)

    chromium (a metallic element)

    ethylene oxide (a chemical used to sterilize medical devices)

    nickel (a metallic element)

    polonium-210 (a chemical element that gives off radiation)

    vinyl chloride (a toxic substance used in plastics manufacture)”

    3. Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 135,952

    Sleep is a good technique for avoiding strokes (as well as avoiding Alzheimer's). Sleep 8 hours a day. There are other lists on this site that give good sleep techniques.

    4. Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 127,924

    Exercise: Regular physical activity can help you prevent — or manage — high blood pressure. Your cholesterol will benefit, too. Regular physical activity boosts high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or good cholesterol while decreasing triglycerides. This one-two punch keeps your blood flowing smoothly by lowering the buildup of plaques in your arteries.”

    5. Accidents (unintentional injuries): 123,706

    Obviously avoiding heavy drinking applies here.

    6. Alzheimer’s disease: 74,632

    One way to avoid Alzheimer's is to avoid heavy drinking as well (see "heart disease"):

    One study quotes, “In the study, researchers found that the combination of heavy drinking and heavy smoking sped up the age of onset of Alzheimer’s by six to seven years. That is a considerable number, making them among the most important preventable risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease.” Oh yeah, there’s that smoking thing again.

    Also,. keep your brain active. Here are some brain exercises:

    Some mental exercises you can do daily to keep sharp:

    Play memory games. Exercise your memory
    Get a book of brain teasers and puzzles and solve them.
    Play chess, checkers, poker, any game that requires some strategic thought and memorization.
    After meeting a person, try to remember everything he or she wore and said.
    Try to eat lefty every once in awhile (or right-handed if you are left-handed).
    Right now try to figure out what coins are in your pocket just by touch. Now do the same for bills (100 dollar bills are less worn than ones)
    Play boggle or any other game which takes a set of letters and you try to see how many new words you can form from it.

    7. Diabetes: 71,382

    One tip: No snacking. Obesity is linked to high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, certain types of cancer, etc. There’s no shame in being obese. Over one-third of adult Americans are obese according to the Centers for Disease Control. And being overweight and enjoying food are not crimes. But if you stick to the basics you’ll avoid (reduce) being obese.

    8. Influenza and Pneumonia: 52,717

    9. Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 46,448

    10. Septicemia: 34,828

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