Healthy habits add ten years

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS -

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.

Adam Miller

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