According to a new study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, maintaining five healthy habits can extend your number of “healthy years!” Healthy years being defined as years lived free from Type 2 Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. The results were gathered from 34 years of data from 73,196 women and 28 years of data from 38,266 men. The five determining “healthy habits” were:
- Eating a healthy diet (defined as a high score on the Alternate Healthy Eating Index)
- Getting at least 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity per day
- Maintaining a healthy weight (defined as a BMI of 18.5-239 kg/m2)
- Moderating alcohol intake (one serving per day for women and two per day for men)
- No smoking
Get the full details from the Harvard Gazette here.
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