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October 25, 2018

A few simple habits can make life more rewarding

Eat healthy foods. Exercise regularly. Don’t smoke. We hear these instructions from doctors, friends, parents, and strangers on the internet so often that the words start to lose their impact.

And let’s face it, healthy habits are hard to adhere to. But perhaps if there’s proof they work, then they might be easier to accommodate?

Research identified these 5 facts;

  1. That people who consumed a moderate amount of alcohol had a better chance of living longer.
  2. Not to neglect the preventive health benefits of simply adhering to a healthy diet.
  3. If you want to live longer and you’re still smoking. Do whatever you can to stop.
  4. Research has found that those who exercised for at least 30 minutes a day at a moderate to vigorous pace have the potential to live longer.
  5. People with healthy body weight to height proportion, have a higher chance of living longer than those outside normal range.

 

Researchers deduced five lifestyle factors that influence how long humans live. The researchers calculated that people who adhered to five things –
drink no more than one glass of alcohol per day (two for men), maintain a healthy body weight, eat a high-quality diet, abstain from smoking, and exercise at a moderate-to-vigorous pace (think a brisk walk, at least) for 30 minutes or more a day – had a greater chance of living longer past age 50.

The quality of life was not a measurement studied, however generally, it is understood a healthy life is a happier, longer one.

 

Best wishes, David

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