Five Health Habits That Could Add A Decade to Your Life and Reduce Risk of Heart Disease, Cancer …

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Five Health Habits That Could Add A Decade to Your Life and Reduce Risk of Heart Disease, Cancer

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/apr/30/the-five-habits-that-can-add-more-than-a-decade-to-your-life

Looking for a way to add some healthy years to your life? I bet you are (aren't we all?). Well a new study issued by the American Heart Association's Circulation Journal, there are five particular habits that one can incorporate to lengthen and increase the quality of life.

When examining average expectancy, the researchers found a longer lifespan when one did the following consistently:

"The five healthy habits were defined as not smoking; having a body mass index between 18.5 and 25; taking at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day, having no more than one 150ml glass of wine a day for women, or two for men; and having a diet rich in items such as fruit, vegetables and whole grains and low in red meat, saturated fats and sugar."

Men and women who stuck to these lifestyles were 82% less likely to die of heart disease, and 65% less likely to die of cancer, when compared with the other study's participants over a 30 year time period.

Just goes to show (like we all inherently know) that a healthy lifestyle increases the length and quality of life. It takes personal responsibility, commitment, and determination, but nothing worthwhile comes easy, especially not physical health. I'm glad my wife and I are sticking close to these habits early on in life. Maybe we can hit 100 years old!

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