Assuming that the world isn't ultimately coming to an end next week, most of us are approaching the end of the year with reflections on the past 12 months, along with resolutions and hopes for the future.
In years past, we may have chalked that future up to genetics and a dose of good luck. But research now suggests we have much more of a hand in our destiny than previously believed. In fact, a number of straight-forward nutrition, fitness, sleep and other health tips can help assure you maximize the life in your years.
Here are seven of those things that we learned in 2012.