Healthy habits add ten years
HEALTHY habits such as drinking in moderation, staying slim and exercising for at least 30 minutes a day could extend people’s diseasefree life by up to a decade, research suggests.
Experts found that people who led a healthy lifestyle could expect to enjoy many more years of good health than those who smoked, drank too much or were overweight.
The study, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), included data for more than 110,000 people.
Men who smoked more than 15 cigarettes a day and obese men and women (BMI over 30) had the worst chances of living a disease-free life.