LIVE TO 115
These habits will help you fend off health saboteurs.
GEAR UP HEART HEALTH Many activities help your ticker, but cycling is superb. Compared to other workouts, it was most effective in lowering coronary heart disease risk, a study in the American Journal of Epidemiology found. Ride for about 50 minutes a day.
DO A GUT CHECK Wrap a tape measure around your waist and divide its circumference by your height in inches. If the result exceeds 0.5, you may be in danger of developing diabetes, a new study suggests.
KICK THE HABIT FOR GOOD Smokers, charge up your smartphones. According to research from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, the app SmartQuit (free, iTunes) can quadruple your odds of quitting if you stick with all four of its key components.
TAKE A DEEP BREATH Practicing the Chinese discipline of qi gong for an hour a day may improve lung function, a recent study suggests. Qi gong can also be a calming influence. Find a class at jing-an.co.za, chikung.co.za or kinesiologysa.com.