Five healthy lifestyle habits for increased life expectancy

Five healthy lifestyle habits for increased life expectancy

Maintaining five healthy habits

  • eating a healthy diet,
  • exercising regularly,
  • keeping a healthy body weight,
  • not drinking too much alcohol,
  • and not smoking

during adulthood may add more than a decade to life expectancy, according to a new study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Researchers also found that U.S. women and men who maintained the healthiest lifestyles were 82% less likely to die from cardiovascular disease and 65% less likely to die from cancer when compared with those with the least healthy lifestyles over the course of the roughly 30-year study period.

The study is the first comprehensive analysis of the impact of adopting low-risk lifestyle factors on life expectancy in the U.S. It will be published online April 30, 2018 in Circulation.

Source: Following five healthy lifestyle habits may increase life expectancy by decade or more

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