2. Have good genes. It’s a little late to choose your parents and select your genes , but it isn’t too late to analyze yours and live accordingly. Like many obvious traits that you notice when you look at your ancestors and relatives, there are illnesses and health issues that are linked to your genes and if you know what they are you can take precautions and adapt to reduce the chances that they will impact your life. That’s why doctors ask if anyone in your family had cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, obesity, etc. Once you know, you can research how to reduce the chances of them hitting you and monitor yourself for symptoms.