How to Live Longer | Blue Zones & Longevity | Doctor Mike

  • Published: 03 June 2018
  • Hey Guys!!!

    I don't know about you but I know I want to live as long as possible. Growing up I always had the misconception that living longer meant things like taking your vitamins and having a 6 pack. I thought this because of the amount of misinformation given to us by marketers and IKA experts ( Being healthy is a lifestyle choice.

    I talk to my patients, friends, and family every day about how to live longer and I wanted to talk to you guys about it as well. That's why I was so excited to see that this Harvard study came out and did a great job breaking down how lifestyle habits played into life extension. (links below).

    Now it's important to note that these 5 healthy lifestyle habits are not the only habits that extend life nor are they proven to be the ones that extend life to the greatest capacity. These just happened to be the 5 habits Havard researchers selected to test. If I had my pick I would stick to my 5 pillars of health.

    1) Getting Enough Sleep
    2) Healthy Diet
    3) Exercise
    4) Avoiding Bad habits (smoking, heavy drinking)
    5) Stress management

    Now I want to know what you guys think about living longer and anti aging. Is this something you're curious about as I am. Feel free to leave me your thoughts in the comments down below!

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Comments • 2 614

  • Meryem Trabelsi
    Meryem Trabelsi  1 years back

    "An apple a day keeps the doctor away "

    • Sangya Pandey
      Sangya Pandey  7 months back

      @Doctor Mike how old r ya

    • Mille
      Mille  9 months back

      But what if Mike eats an Apple Every day. Will he get kicked from his job at the hospital then? 🤔👊🏻

    • WH
      WH  11 months back

      I've seen Dr. Mike eat apples so that must be false. Something's fishy.

    • Lynevil
      Lynevil  11 months back

      But if the doctor's cute forget the apple and all fruit

    • syd .15.03.
      syd .15.03.  1 years back

      Meria Mery technically an Apple a day will keep anyone away if you throw it hard enough but you do you

  • Keira Chardon Cover
    Keira Chardon Cover  6 days back

    5 outta 5 is your goal? Nah, I wan´t minus 5 outta five. I just want a short Life haha :D

    • Michelle Woods
      Michelle Woods  6 days back

      Eating healthy and exercise r my major problems. I have a planet fitness membership but haven't used it in years.

      • Zorce
        Zorce  2 weeks back

        i'm the average weight of my age but i look rlly skinny i dont understand :/

        • MiloTheFirst
          MiloTheFirst  2 weeks back

          I wonder if all these surveys that compare women's life expectancy to men's are done between study groups of similar life style and profession or if men's lower life span is a result of the men with high fatality risk jobs (police officers, fire fighters, mining,etc) affecting the mean

          • Tamago
            Tamago  4 weeks back

            Me at 0:34 seconds of the video : hope he's not gonna say "don't stress" otherwise I'm fucked

            • nothing possible
              nothing possible  1 months back

              "well we muslim can't take alcohol and smoke forever"

              • Hiam Kashlan
                Hiam Kashlan  2 months back


                • Jake The Dog
                  Jake The Dog  2 months back

                  So, i don't drink, i don't smoke, i'm a normal weight, BUT, i could work on my exercise, and i could eat a little healthier, seems like im doing pretty good

                  • Olive Ione
                    Olive Ione  2 months back

                    First off all. As a Barbadian I felt offended when I heard the buzzer go off when the guy with the jazzy hair cut call out my country (this is for you, sweetie 💋). C’mon Mike, we have a James Sisnett and all his siblings who lived to a ripe age too !

                    • Nana Naso
                      Nana Naso  2 months back

                      #to see your video everyday is healthy habbit for me#love#fairytale_lovestory

                      • D Ou
                        D Ou  2 months back

                        It's simple: Eat plant based and you will live long. My parents eliminated animal products and no longer need medications

                        • 5timesthefun
                          5timesthefun  2 months back

                          YOU GIVE THE BEST LIFE TIPS EVER, I love it and THANK YOU!!!!!

                          • Bayougirl78
                            Bayougirl78  2 months back

                            My Dad: I don't understand why women live longer... hey, hold my beer while I show you something... I think I can move that deer stand up higher into that tree...

                            • chicken unicorn
                              chicken unicorn  2 months back

                              What do u think about mewing? does it work?

                              • Twinkle Agarwal
                                Twinkle Agarwal  2 months back

                                Just gotta do 2, 3 and 5.

                                • CASHKES
                                  CASHKES  2 months back

                                  Im going to try this. Hopefully i'll become old enough so I that technology has come a really far way and people can become immortal. i want to be immortal

                                  • iknowyouwanttofly
                                    iknowyouwanttofly  3 months back

                                    wish i could find a cookbook with real traditional recipies from all the blue zones. Preferably with lists of what vegtable they grow. Someone wright it please.

                                    • rayaraya araya
                                      rayaraya araya  3 months back

                                      I’m gonna die soon then lol

                                      • Mary Smith
                                        Mary Smith  3 months back

                                        Who gives a shit how many years you live if you live them having a good time?! Time isn't important, quality is. Time is the most important to the young, and Dr. Mike is VERY young.

                                        • Vanessa Millwood
                                          Vanessa Millwood  4 months back

                                          "What's the hardest one of these five for you to follow?" Eating healthy,  exercising and healthy weight. I get anxious, I eat, I get depressed, I don't move. So imagine that day in, day out. Overweight/obesity/fluctuating unhealthy weight. If it's going to start anywhere, it has to start with mental health. Mental health is the key to living longer. If you care about you, you'll take care of you.

                                          • Bri Schreiber
                                            Bri Schreiber  4 months back

                                            Dr. Mike makes me wanna live longer! Ima move to Italy. 🇮🇹

                                            • Matlab Kuch bhi
                                              Matlab Kuch bhi  4 months back

                                              Mike: If you follow all of these habits you can potentially increase your lifespan by 14 years if you're a woman and 12 years if you're a man .....

                                              GOD DAMMMMMIT!!!😂😂😂

                                              • Ramya Sree
                                                Ramya Sree  4 months back

                                                Dr. Mike : do you know how to live longer ?
                                                Me : yes, looking at u everyday keeps my stress away... 😇🤗

                                                • Frances Tupasi
                                                  Frances Tupasi  4 months back

                                                  Eat Healthy is the hardest for me for sure.

                                                  • Fake Youtube Channel Name

                                                    I am a 50-year-old woman and I do not wish to live until I am 93. Bless all those who do, and when I was young I wanted to live until I was 120. But then I developed osteoarthritis and am in pain pretty much every single day and it gets worse every year. So. I'm ok with an average of 25-30-ish more years. I eat well and stay active, which I think has helped my quality of life. But, I'm definitely ok with checking out in my 70s.

                                                    • Alejandra Hernandez
                                                      Alejandra Hernandez  5 months back

                                                      Excelen Doctor

                                                      • Kimberly Anne
                                                        Kimberly Anne  5 months back

                                                        Shout out to all the (B)adventists out there! We try lol

                                                        • blink182izawsm
                                                          blink182izawsm  5 months back

                                                          "Not over-eating" 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

                                                          • Heidi A. Thomson Life Coach

                                                            I'd say Dr. Mike is good for my health. :)

                                                            • Don't Worry be Happy
                                                              Don't Worry be Happy  5 months back

                                                              Do you speak Russian? If so could you please do a video speaking Russian 🖤

                                                              • ice el
                                                                ice el  5 months back

                                                                I thought blue zone is where the heart stops ?

                                                                • W K
                                                                  W K  5 months back

                                                                  Loved it!
                                                                  You should write a book about that! Why not?! Haha
                                                                  Kind regards from Brazil,

                                                                  • yi dun
                                                                    yi dun  5 months back

                                                                    In Japan people live longer because seniors love to go to hospital. That is their hobby.

                                                                    • Elena Gonzalez
                                                                      Elena Gonzalez  5 months back

                                                                      Im doing a presentation over this and i love how u go jnto detail but still explain it well thank you

                                                                      • RebeccaWhite30
                                                                        RebeccaWhite30  5 months back

                                                                        I wish you spent a little more time talking about “adding life to your years” or quality of life as we age. Having aging parents I see the value of taking better care of myself so I can remain active and not be sick or in pain as I get older.

                                                                        • unLargoEtcetera
                                                                          unLargoEtcetera  5 months back

                                                                          I don't smoke and I don't drink. I never did and I'm glad I never succumbed to peer pressure. That's already 2 out of 5 habits! I'm about to turn 30 and people still think I'm about 22-24 years old, so I'm very happy! I just started going to the gym about 6 months ago and I feel really good, and the only thing difficult to me is the healthy eating... I mean, I don't mind eating some veggies, but I hardly can resist to chocolate, pizza, donuts and tacos! (And I mean REAL tacos, because I'm Mexican!)

                                                                          • hellwroughtangel
                                                                            hellwroughtangel  5 months back

                                                                            I have all those down, but the healthy eating.

                                                                            • Tara
                                                                              Tara  5 months back

                                                                              Love this topic! I've been interested in blue zones for years!

                                                                              • Manar A
                                                                                Manar A  5 months back

                                                                                Dear Dr. Mike, please do a video on how to live shorter (like very short life).

                                                                                Thank you.

                                                                                • WOLFZX_ H20
                                                                                  WOLFZX_ H20  6 months back

                                                                                  Is it good have a lot of stress? Bc I do

                                                                                  • Beautiful leaves
                                                                                    Beautiful leaves  6 months back

                                                                                    Ha, only 14 years

                                                                                    • makaone13
                                                                                      makaone13  6 months back

                                                                                      I dont drink, never smoked, been in professional sport since 5y.o., so fit, eat ok, and yet got cancer. Ohhhhhh…

                                                                                      • Jett Reggae
                                                                                        Jett Reggae  6 months back

                                                                                        Well...... Scandinavia is known to have very old people..... maybe because they are preserved by the cold

                                                                                        • jack james
                                                                                          jack james  6 months back

                                                                                          Can we ever stop ageing?

                                                                                          • Khola Ranjha
                                                                                            Khola Ranjha  6 months back

                                                                                            3:18 that’s me 😂

                                                                                            • Remy Catalan
                                                                                              Remy Catalan  6 months back

                                                                                              Doc mike by making this 5 habit we can really assure that we live longer?

                                                                                              • Wimsem - Tekenen & Knutselen

                                                                                                I dont want to lol