Day 7

Day 7

8 habits that could add up to 24 years to your life

A study that looked into the lifestyle choices of more than 700,000 U.S. military veterans from ages 40 to 99, found that adopting 8 lifestyle choices could add 24 years to your life.

The eight habits, listed in order, starting with the highest impact on lifespan, include:

1. Exercising
2. Not having an addiction to opioids
3. Avoiding smoking
4. Managing your stress levels
5. Adhering to a healthy diet
6. Not binge drinking
7. Prioritizing good sleep
8. Maintaining positive social relationships

Even adding only one of the habits to their routine seemed to provide 4.5 or 3.5 more years of life and just two of the behaviors added seven to eight extra years.

Participants also saw increases when adding the healthy habits in their 50s and 60s, showing that “It is never too late to adopt a healthy lifestyle”.

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