From an article in the NY Times, Adopt 5 Healthy Habits, Live 12 to 14 Years Longer
Five behaviors could extend life expectancy at 50 by more than a decade, even without the discovery of a single new drug or medical treatment.
The study, in Circulation, looked at five behaviors:
- eating a healthy diet
- not smoking
- getting regular physical activity
- moderate alcohol consumption
- maintaining a normal weight
The scientists calculated that, on average, a 50-year-old man who adopted all of these would live 12 years longer than a man who took on none. A woman with the same five habits would live an average of 14 more years than a woman with none of them.