Adding decades to your life the power of eight healthy habits did you know that adopting eight healthy lifestyle Habits by middle age can significantly prolong your life this fascinating conclusion comes from a study of over 700 000 U.S veterans these life-changing habits are simple yet powerful stay Physically Active avoid.
Opioid addiction don't smoke manage stress maintain a good diet steer clear of regular binge drinking practice good sleep hygiene and Foster positive social relationships according to the research men who have all eight habits at age 40 could live an average of 24 years longer than those with none for women these habits could add a predicted 21 extra.
Years to their lives the data for this study were collected from the Veterans Affairs million veteran program analyzing information from adults aged between 40 and 99. low physical activity opioid use and smoking had the most significant impact on lifespan each associated with a 30-45 percent higher risk of death the researchers emphasize.
Lifestyle medicine addresses the root causes of chronic diseases rather than just their symptoms they also note the estimated gain in life expectancy from adopting these eight healthy lifestyle factors grew slightly smaller with age but remain significant while these findings can't definitively prove causality they resonate with a growing.
Body of research supporting the role of Lifestyle factors in preventing chronic diseases and promoting healthy Aging in the end the message is clear it's never too late to adopt a healthy lifestyle your future self will thank you for it remember to like And subscribe for more Neuroscience news updates