A healthy lifestyle can give you 14 years extra

Saturday, 6 April 2013

A healthy lifestyle can give you 14 years extra life.
People that abides by just four healthy living rules, may be able to live 14 years longer than those who violate the rules, according to a newly published report.

More than 20,000 participants aged 45-79 years were followed for an average of 11 years. Questionnaires gave points for

not to smoke
being physically active
to consume alcohol in moderation
to have good consumption of vitamin C, which corresponds to eat five servings of fruits and vegetables every day.

Those who have not got any points at all in the questionnaire, had a four times as much likelihood to die compared to those who scored four points, and those who got two points, had twice the risk of dying. Participants with a score of 0 had the same risk of dying as the participants, who was 14 years older and had complied with all four rules.

These results suggest that a combination of behavioral factors in a statistically significant degree is able to influence longevity.

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