Picks and Pans Review: How to Live Longer
updated 03/31/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 03/31/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT
HAVE HAPPY HOUR A glass of wine, some nuts and a gathering of friends are good for your heart.
BE NICE There wasn't a grump in the bunch of centenarians I met. Being likeable makes people happier to provide you company and care as you age.
GET A SMALLER HOUSE Close family connections—not just emotional but physical—are key to longevity.
HARA HACHI BU Japanese for "Stop before you're stuffed." Cutting calories by 20 percent can add six years.
PICK HEALTHY PALS Your friends' habits can be as influential as diets or exercise programs.