Queen Elizabeth’s Royal Secrets for a Long, Healthy Life, Revealed

At 92, Queen Elizabeth is considered a senior citizen by any standards, but that doesn’t stop her from living a full life. She and her husband, Prince Philip, have both exceeded their life expectancy by over a decade, and they’re still active members of the royal family.

But even though Queen Elizabeth has longevity in her blood (her mother lived until she was 101), she still takes good care of herself. The queen reportedly follows these seven tips to live a long, healthy life.

1. She gets regular medical screenings

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip leaving chapel

Queen Elizabeth II may have some of the best health care in the world. | Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Getting regular checkups and screenings is essential for good health, and the queen has always had access to excellent medical care, Everything Zoomer reports. Regular screenings can help monitor blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels, the results of which help doctors stop deadly diseases in their tracks.

Next: To live a long life, never stop moving.

2. She walks daily

Royal Windsor Horse Show Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip

The queen is still an avid walker. | Danny E. Martindale/Getty Images

Longevity specialist Dr. Vincent DeMarco tells Everything Zoomer exercise is second only to a good diet in health benefits. Everyone in the royal family enjoys walking, and the queen especially loves to take long walks every day.

Next: Luckily, the typical British diet is far healthier than it used to be.

3. She eats a good diet

Grilled Chicken Breast and salad on a white plate

She’s long been a fan of protein and fresh veggies. | iStock/Getty Images

By now, we know an anti-inflammatory diet has been linked with longevity. Alma McKee, who was a cook for the royal family in the 1950s, noted in her cookbook that the queen was eating fresh vegetables, poultry, and wild game long before the true benefits of that kind of diet were really known, according to Everything Zoomer. So there’s no doubt she eats well.

Next: We’ll give you one guess as to whether the queen hits the snooze button.

4. She wakes up at the same time every day

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The queen has a busy schedule, but she also has a rigid routine. | Andrew Parsons-WPA Pool/Getty Images

The queen has a busy schedule even in her advanced age, so going to bed and waking up at the same time every day is essential for her. She doesn’t like to stay up too late or oversleep. And by sticking to a schedule, she’s not depriving her body of much-needed rest.

Next: High tea should be high on all of our priority lists. 

5. She drinks tea

A woman holding tea

The queen is an avid tea drinker. | Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth loves to take part in the ritual of high tea every day at 5 p.m. And that could be one of the best things she does for her health. Tea is loaded with antioxidants, and it also has anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties.

Next: This queen is totally tech-savvy.

6. She keeps her mind sharp

Queen Elizabeth II steps out of a Eurostar train as she arrives at the Gare du Nord station

The queen has always embraced change. | Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images

Forget crossword puzzles — the queen keeps herself mentally sharp by embracing change, and that includes technology. She’s visited London’s Google headquarters, she emails her grandchildren, and she stays up to date on technological advances. She may not have social media accounts, but there’s no doubt she knows about them.

Next: This would be difficult to do as a queen, but she manages to make it work. 

7. She keeps her stress levels low

She relaxes and has plenty of hobbies. | Lewis Whyld/PA Wire/Getty Images

While the queen hasn’t exactly had a peaceful life, she does stay mindful of her stress. She loves baths and listening to music to help her relax. And because chronic stress increases the risk of stroke and heart disease, managing tension in life is essential.

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