To help you grow old gracefully, focus on fruits, veggies, and whole grains; go easy on animal-based foods like butter and beef; and stay responsible with alcohol. While you're at it, try a little rosemary -- the Acciaroli seniors seemed to favor this herb. Hell, toast your new healthy-eating resolution with a rosemary gin fizz, if you like.
Have sex like a horny teenager
You probably don't need to be told to have sex, but it's important to remember that getting older isn't a death sentence for your sexual life. That's what the Acciaroli study and others seem to show. The folks who researched the Italian centenarians reported that sexual activity was "rampant" among these Mediterranean Methuselahs, which is encouraging if for no other reason than that libido lasts into old age.
As sexy as it might be to watch Game of Thrones again, turn off Prince Oberyn and Ellaria getting it on and instead let those steamy sex scenes inspire your own. In other words, definitely try this at home.
Laugh more often
Finally, the best medicine for old age may be mirth, says Gene D. Cohen, MD, PhD. Laughing can reduce stress, Cohen writes, and seems to boost the immune system. Getting the giggles regularly may help creativity flourish, too.