This article by medical research experts tells the story of how we can get out of an obese riddled society into a healthy life without major illnesses. The solution to health is simple, the actualization might be a little more difficult for many.
How Diet, Exercise, and Weight Management Can Add a Decade to Your Life
Experts say exercising for 30 minutes a day plus not smoking or drinking excessively can increase your years without chronic health issues.
- Researchers say healthy lifestyle habits can add as much as a decade to your life span.
- The researchers identified five lifestyle factors as important, including diet, exercise, and maintaining a moderate body weight.
- Experts say the two most important things to avoid are smoking and developing overweight or obesity.
We’d all like to live a long time in good health.
Now a recently published study has concluded there are lifestyle factors that can increase your odds of reaching an older age without chronic health issues.
There’s been plenty of research on lifestyle choices, such as smoking, physical activity, drinking habits, weight management, and diet, that affect our overall life span and likelihood of experiencing chronic diseases.
However, few studies have looked at how a combination of these factors relate to a long life free of disease.
“We wanted to see whether following a healthy diet and exercise can prolong life, not just life expectancy but life expectancy free of chronic diseases, such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes,” Dr. Frank Hu, MPH, a professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Massachusetts and lead study author, told Healthline.
“Because we’re not just looking at life span but also health span, meaning that there are increased years of life free of chronic disease,” he said.
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