A recent study, reported in the Canadian Medical Journal, shows that healthy lifestyle habits in midlife improve chances that you'll remain healthy as you get older. The most effective habits include exercising, not smoking, moderate drinking, and eating plenty of fruits and vegetables. Individually, the healthy behaviors are moderately helpful, but in combination, their effect is significantly higher.
Read the whole story on MedlinePlus: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_130672.html.
You can also check out some of the excellent resources in our Library catalog:
Healthy Aging: A Lifelong Guide to your Physical and Spiritual Well-being by Andrew Weil (book – 2005),
Healthy Aging: The Perricone Prescription by Nicholas Perricone
Roadmap to 100: The Breakthrough Science of Living A Long and Healthy Life by Walter M. Bortz (Book - 2010).