8. Live like a Seventh Day Adventist
Americans who define themselves as Seventh Day Adventists have an average life expectancy of 89, about a decade longer than the average American. One of the basic tenets of the religion is that it's important to cherish the body that's on loan from God, which means no smoking, alcohol abuse, or overindulging in sweets. Followers typically stick to a vegetarian diet based on fruits, vegetables, beans, and nuts, and get plenty of exercise. They're also very focused on family and community.
The accompanying photos from a church/worship service and a health/nature walk that I took when I was around Cape Town, South Africa in January 2009 gives a glimpse of this Advent Life.
"Follow Me" - Jesus in Matthew 16:24/Luke 9:23
"I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life" - Jesus in John 14: 6
"Walk while you have the light, lest darkness come upon you" - Jesus in John 12:35
"Come you yourselves apart into a desert place and rest a while" - Jesus in Mark 6:31