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You can enjoy your life with purpose if you try to live longer for your kids. Watching them grow up and have children of their own is one of the greatest privileges of life. Most of us want to live to see our families grow and share happiness. So, here are some small but powerful tips.

Keep Your Brain as Sharp as a Tack

Brain health is an often overlooked issue as we all go to the gym and look after our hearts. Exercise is important. But the brain acts like muscle and also needs exercise. Fortunately, keeping your brain sharp can be as simple as tackling a daily crossword puzzle, playing Mahjong or even playing modern video games. Doing these is also easier than ever. Got a smartphone? Then you already have everything you need to give your brain a little workout!

Keep Your Ticker in Good Health

Most of us die because the heart gives out. This is expected. But so many people die far too young of heart disease, cardiac arrest and other coronary issues. But this doesn’t have to be the case. Barring a genetic heart problem, you can extend your life by quite some time by looking after your ticker. Eating healthier, cardio exercises and even reducing stress are all proven ways to ensure your heart stays in good condition. And it is never too late to begin any of these.

Live Longer for Your Kids by Being Happy

Quite a lot of research has gone into the link between happiness and longevity. Studies have found that people who are happy and make themselves happy have a 35% lower risk of dying before their time. Happiness is not something that comes easy to many of us. However, working to reduce stress, being kind to others and finding pleasure in simple things are three key ways to enhance your life and the lives of those around you. This makes it easier to just enjoy life.

Kick Your Nasty Habits

Vices! Most people have them, and many of us have more than one. Smoking, drinking, gambling! These are the three most common because they are legal and socially acceptable. But this doesn’t make them any less harmful. Your vices, including drugs and even adult content, will have a negative impact on health and relationships. They all cost money and will ruin the bank balance. But they will most definitely affect your physical and mental health too.

Remember, Work Isn’t Your Life

A father or mother who works to provide for their family are heroes. And you should be proud of yourself for doing this. However, work is not your life; your family is! Some of us get so caught up in trying to provide a good life for our loved ones. But we forget they would rather have us home with little money than away working with all the money in the world! Working too hard is bad for the kids, strains a marriage and causes the type of stress that leads to an early grave.


Keeping your brain sharp is a great way to help yourself live longer for your kids. Finding ways to make life happier and enjoying it will also ensure stress relief. You can further reduce stress by working less, as your loved ones would rather spend time with you than have money.

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James' passion for exploration and sense of duty to his community extends beyond himself. This means he is dedicated to providing a positive role model for other men and especially younger guys that need support so that they can thrive and be future positive contributors to society. This includes sharing wisdom, ideas, tips, and advice on subjects that all men should be familiar with, including: family travel, men's health, relationships, DIY advice for home and yard, car care, food, drinks, and technology. Additionally, he's a travel advisor and a leading men's travel influencer who has been featured in media ranging from New York Times to the Chicago Tribune, and LA Times. He's also been cited by LA Weekly "Top Travel Bloggers To Watch 2023" and featured by Muck Rack: "Top 10 Outdoor Journalists for 2022".

He and his wife Heather live in St Joseph, Michigan - across the lake from Chicago.