Obviously none of those things in themselves are bad. However, those are not the “keys.” In fact, the “get married” key only prolongs men’s lives – it actually shortens women’s! (Although I suppose in both instances it greatly depends on who you’ve chosen.)
I get numerous newsletters written by various health experts and doctors because I love learning new things about health. In a recent newsletter written by Dr. Bruce West, he posed this question and used Proverbs 24:30-34 a reference for his response.
Dr. West said he feels the main keys to living a long and healthy life are:
Conscientiousness, productivity and taking responsibility for yourself. As I thought about this it made more and more sense and coupled with a powerful teaching I am listening to on CD – it is very scriptural.
Dr. West said he considers conscientiousness to simply mean doing what you say you are going to do; productivity is the art of accomplishing things, which leads to high morale – the opposite of lack of self-worth; and taking responsibility for yourself – well, pretty much is self-explanatory.
So my question to you is: What do you think are some keys to living a truly healthy, long life?