5 Habits That Add 12 Years to Your Life

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According to the World Health Organization, life expectancy in the U.S. is 76.9 years for men and 81.6 years for women.

In a Study involving 120,000 American adults, led by Meir Stamfer, co-author of the Study and Professor of Epidemiology & Nutrition at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, their study team identified 5 Habits that increased life expectancy by 12 years in men and 14 year in women.

5 Life Extension Habits

  1. Maintaining a Lean Weight – Lean, according to the Study, was having a Body Mass Index of between 18.5 – 25
  2. Daily Exercise – 30 Minutes a Day of a combination of aerobic and resistance exercise
  3. Moderate Consumption of Alcohol – Drinking no more than 1 glass of wine/beer a day or no more than one ounce of alcohol
  4. No Smoking
  5. Healthy Eating -Maintaining a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and consuming very little red meat, saturated fats and sugar

According to the Study, only 8% of Americans follow all five habits. Those who did, however, were 82% less likely to die of heart disease and 65% less likely to die of cancer.

Tom Corley is an accountant, financial planner and author of “Rich Kids: How to Raise Our Children to Be Happy and Successful in Life”, Effort-Less Wealth, Change Your Habits Change Your Life, Rich Habits Poor Habits and “Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals.”