76-YO Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Advice to “Be Useful” Might Increase Your Life By 7.5 Years

Published 01/31/2024, 10:21 AM EST

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Have you ever thought about achieving some longevity without breaking the bank? Well, forget about splurging on fancy “longevity” kits for a moment. Let’s dive into some real gems that won’t cost you a fortune but might just add years to your life!

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Recently, Arnold Schwarzenegger talked about a significant way to improve longevity with minimal efforts in his latest newsletter edition. Did you know that your mindset can play a big role in how long you live? Yup, you read that right! Let’s dig deeper.

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Schwarzenegger shared research that suggests “that developing a more positive mindset about the aging process could help you live up to 7.5 years longer.” That’s a pretty sweet deal, right? Now, let’s put things into perspective. This boost in longevity beats out stuff like lowering your blood pressure, keeping your cholesterol in check, or even kicking that smoking habit. It’s right up there with hitting the gym regularly and staying at a healthy weight.

But why does mindset matter so much? Well, it turns out that what you believe about getting older can have a big impact on your overall health. Negative thoughts like feeling less useful as you age can mess with your relationships, work, and healthy habits, causing a domino effect of lifestyle woes. And get this: it doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, rich or poor, healthy or dealing with health issues – your mindset still packs a punch.

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That’s where Arnold Schwarzenegger’s timeless advice comes in handy: “Be useful.” Embracing a positive outlook on life can actually add years to your journey. Positive vibes aren’t just good for the soul; they’re good for your health too! Studies show that folks with sunnier dispositions have a 43 percent lower risk of shuffling off this mortal coil prematurely, whether it’s from heart disease, diabetes, or cancer.

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So, how can you shift gears and adopt a more positive mindset? It’s simple: get moving! Hit the gym, take a stroll, or dive into activities that light up your world. Surround yourself with folks who lift you and cheer you on to greatness. Give back to your community by volunteering, kickstarting a new project, or exploring a hobby you’ve been itching to try. And most importantly, kick those negative stereotypes to the curb – you’re never too old to chase your dreams!

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Sure, changing your mindset isn’t a walk in the park, but guess what? It won’t cost you a dime. So why wait? Start rewiring your thoughts today for a brighter, longer tomorrow. Your future self will thank you for it!

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Arpita Shrivastava

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Hi, I'm Arpita Shrivastava, a fitness and bodybuilding writer at EssentiallySports. When I started college, my fascination shifted to combat sports and I began training for Judo. I did it for two years until an injury compelled me to step away from the mat.
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