You Do Your Own Housework
If you spend time each day doing your own housekeeping (a form of physical exercise that improves overall fitness and health), then there’s a strong possibility that you will live longer.
A study involving hundreds of older adults found that one can burn close to 300 calories mopping floors, vacuuming, or washing windows for around 60 minutes, reducing the risk of death by 30 percent.
You Maintain Friendships
Maintaining interpersonal relationships protects you from the harmful effects of stress, and having supportive friends who aren’t critical or judgmental promotes mental and physical health.
Stress, especially when it is chronic and severe, can be very damaging. It weakens the body’s immune system and speeds up cell aging, which can shorten a person’s lifespan by up to eight years.