6. Get moving
Something as simple as a brisk daily walk has a big impact. It helps control weight, lower bad cholesterol and blood pressure, ease symptoms of depression and delay dementia. It’s never too late to start: A 2008 Italian study based on data from the Aging and Longevity Study found that after adjusting for chronic illness, frail elderly seniors who walked at least an hour a day were less likely to die over the next two years than those who didn’t.
Try this: Skip the elevator. Make it a habit to take the stairs at work—not only is it healthy, it can be more efficient. On average, walking up or down one flight is twice as fast as taking the elevator, according to a 2007 study from the University of South Carolina.