10 easy to implement tips for growing old slowly and gracefully by Brad Bahr
1. Keep away from smoking. The most important general tip. We have all heard the many reasons not to smoke and to stay away from others’ smoke.
Other than getting rid of the withdrawal symptoms, smoking doesn’t see to be good for anything else.
5. Get a pet. Pet owners tend to visit the doctor less, survive longer even after a heart attack, and suffer less from depression and high blood pressure.
I wonder if that holds true for cats? I can see it with dogs because of their unconditional love and kittens because of their cuteness, but adults cats can be pretty stressful as pets, particularly a female in heat.