You can! Just 8 simple lifestyle changes at age 40 could do the trick, according to an unpublished study of US veterans. Eating the right food is key – think legumes – and if you start at 50, you may still gain 21 years and at 60, 18 years. Lead study author Xuan-Mai Nguyen of the VA Boston Healthcare System explains that it doesn’t matter if you have chronic diseases: “Making changes still helps.” Ready to make a difference? Exercise, eat healthily, reduce stress, get quality sleep and cultivate positive social connections. Don’t forget to avoid smoking, drinking to excess, and opioids. The best part? It’s achievable for anyone, no matter your age. So why not make the changes today and enjoy a longer, healthier life?