Don't underestimate the importance of sleep
"Getting enough sleep is absolutely critical to function properly on a day-to-day basis. Chronic sleep deprivation can age you and negatively impact your longevity. One should obtain the recommended amount of seven to eight hours of uninterrupted sleep every night." -- Dr. Nesochi Okeke-Igbokwe
"Sleep is the most underrated tool for resource and renewal for our bodies, and sleep hygiene is rarely practiced well. You should sleep at least six hours per night, others need up to nine hours per night. Test it by sleeping without setting an alarm and your body will tell you how much you need if you do not have a sleep disorder." -- Dr. Lisa Ashe
Get a dog
"A study of Chinese women showed dog owners exercised more often, slept better, reported better fitness levels and fewer sick days, and saw their doctors less often than people without dogs. Just the exercise alone should be helpful." -- Dr. Nathan Wei
Get tested (and seek treatment) for STDs
"Fifty percent of the people in our country alone will contract an STI in their lifetimes. Astoundingly, as many as two-thirds of most STDs occur within the first three months of a new relationship. You risk getting a sexually transmitted infection every time you engage in a sexual act. STDs are a fact of life, and the only recourse is to make your health a priority, use condoms, and get tested. Putting things on hold due to fear of STDs and HIV isn't worth it when a simple test will give you the answer." -- Dr. Gary A. Richwald
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Carson Quinn is an Indianapolis-based writer who would be 100% happy living to age 99. Follow her on Twitter @NewsCarson or Facebook.