Healthy Living Can Add 14 Years
exercise, not drinking too much alcohol, eating enough fruit and
vegetables and not smoking can add up to 14 years to your life,
a study says.
Research involving 20,000 people over a decade found those
who failed on all criteria were four times more likely to have
died than those who succeeded.
The findings held true regardless of how overweight or poor
The Public Library of Science Medicine study suggests many
could increase their lifespan through simple changes.
We've know that individually, measures such as not smoking
and exercising can have an impact upon longevity, but this is
the first time we have looked at them altogether.
Also found that social class and BMI- body mass index -
really did not have a role to play. It means a large proportion
of the population really could feel health benefits through
By not smoking, drinking alcohol in moderation, taking
regular physical activity and eating a diet rich in fruit and
vegetables, people can improve their chances of living longer.