Many people think if they do just a few things they can improve their longevity. Whether it’s going for walk a few times a week or saying no to dessert, consistency seems to be key to maintain good overall health long term. Even seniors (and those around the corner from becoming a senior) can do a little extra today for benefit tomorrow. A new study shows your behavior has a major impact on your health and life expectancy.
5 key lifestyle areas which promote your well being include:
- Proper dietary intake including fruits, vegetables, and protein.
- Restraining alcohol consumption
- Maintenance of a healthy body mass between 18.5 and 25.
- Regular physical exercise (minimum 30 minutes per day)
- Absolutely no smoking
Men who adopted all five habits at 50 lived a solid 12 years longer: a 26-year life expectancy became 38. The boost was even more significant for women. They enjoyed 14 more years in this world when they got resolute with healthy habits past 50: a 29-year life expectancy became 43. Put another way, lifespans of 76 years became 88 for men and 79 years of life became 93 for women.
For the complete article, see cbc.ca.