Four Healthy Habits That Add 14 Years To Your Life

smoking-951984_1920In a study involving more than 20,000 men and woman with an average 11 year follow-up evaluation, researchers were able to identify 4 healthy habits that can potentially add an average of 14 years to one’s life. Put another way, those practicing the 4 healthy habits as compared to those not practicing any of the 4 healthy habits will live, on average, 14 years longer. The 4 healthy habits are

  1. Don’t smoke, or, quit smoking
  2. Eat 5 servings of fruit and vegetables daily
  3. Exercise
  4. Drink in moderation

According to researcher findings, the most important healthy habit to practice was to stop smoking followed by eating 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily.

Source: PLoS Medicine. January 2008, Volume 5, Issue 1.
Copyright: LLC 2008

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