What a Healthy Lifestyle Can Do For Your Life Expectancy

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  • September 24, 2018
Healthy Lifestyle

A healthy lifestyle has always been encouraged by all sides of the medical industry. There are so many positives and advantages to staying fit and healthy, more are being discovered as research continues.

A lot of people are unclear as to what a healthy lifestyle actually means. A healthy lifestyle is such a broad term but, for the purpose of the article we will give you the World Health Organisation’s description of a healthy lifestyle.

The definition of a physical healthy lifestyle is:

  • Good nutrition, eating correctly
  • Getting physically fit, exercise
  • Adequate rest
  • (Proper) Stress management

A published study which claims that these following 5 healthy habits can increase your lifespan by a decade. These healthy habits should not surprise followers of health and wellness news.
The fives habits you should follow are:

  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Eating a healthy diet high in fruit, vegetables and whole grains, low in red meat, saturated fats and sugar
  • Not smoking
  • Taking part in at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day
  • Drinking no more than 14 units a week of alcohol

Most people already know that these habits are good for a healthy lifestyle but combining them provides some amazing results.

The findings of the study showed that people who adopted all five habits over a 30 year period were 74% less likely to die during the study than those who adopted none of them.

Women who implement these healthy habits lived 14 years longer on average than their counterparts, and men about 12 years longer.

Findings from other studies support that a healthy lifestyle in general promotes a longer lifespan.

Hopefully this study will encourage more people to take on and adopt a healthy or at least a healthier lifestyle.

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