I keep a bottle of cloves handy by my reading chair in the living room. I chew on a few every day, especially if I eat something in the evening before bed. It increases digestion and therefore decreases the amount of undigested food sitting in your GI tract as you fall asleep.
As we get older and busier in our lives, exercise becomes more of a chore rather than an enjoyable activity. Some are fortunate enough to have gotten the runners high, and therefore, are easily motivated to exercise and may continue to do so as they age.
Many studies support the belief that having an upbeat and positive attitude will translate into living a longer, healthier life, and conversely, that a pessimistic outlook promotes ill health and can shave years off your life.