Your step-by-step guide to a longer life

It's the powerful secret to living longer and better that can replace not just one but TWO entire classes of medication.

This one works for just about anybody... can be done just about anywhere... and it won't cost you a penny.

It's not a gadget. It's not a gimmick. It's not even exercise.

Ready for the secret?

All you have to do is get up, head for the door, and step outside.

That's pretty much it, my friend, as new research shows how going out can have as big an impact on your health and longevity as drugs for cholesterol and blood pressure.

And it can increase your risk of reaching the next big milestone in aging by about 70 percent!

In the new study, 71 percent of folks who went outside frequently at the age of 78 made it to the age of 85.

Just 43 percent of those who rarely went out hit that marker.

The benefits are just as big when you're even older. At the age of 90, nearly two-thirds of the folks who went out frequently reached the age of 95.

Sadly, just 38 percent of those who rarely went out reached that milestone.

Now, of course, people who stay indoors tend to be a little sicker in the first place.

In the study, they were also more likely to have other problems, including loneliness and chronic pain conditions.

But even after the researchers made adjustments for these and other problems, the numbers held... meaning that getting up and going out isn't just "good for you."

It's powerful medicine that can improve and extend lives as effectively as common medications.

I know that sounds pretty unlikely, but there are some real reasons for the benefits.

Going outside is more than just breathing in fresh air.

It means making decisions about where to go and what to do, interacting with the world around you, and meeting with and speaking to others -- all of which have been shown to improve both physical and mental health, especially in seniors.

If you've spent too much time inside, let this new study be your call to action.

Get up. Get outside.

You don't have to go anywhere in particular. You don't need to do anything specific.

Just walking around your neighborhood, messing around in your yard, wandering the local mall or shopping center, or watching the birds in your favorite local park will all do the trick.