Sunday, 21 July 2019

This 30-year Harvard study reveals 5 daily habits can add 12 to 14 years to your life

Here are the 5 habits for living a longer life:
  • Don't smoke. Or vape. Or chew. Or dip.
  • Drink in moderation. No more than one glass of wine for women, two for men.
  • Exercise regularly. On average, 30 minutes per day.
  • Eat healthy. Think a "Mediterranean" diet: Plenty of vegetables, poultry and fish for protein, grains and nuts... with a limited amount of red meat and fried food.
  • Maintain a healthy bodyweight. Generally speaking, a BMI that falls between 18.5 and 25.

The list for avoiding Alzheimer's and dementia is similar:
  • Don't smoke.
  • Drink in moderation.
  • Exercise for at least 150 minutes a week.
  • Consume a "brain supporting diet" (pretty much a "Mediterranean" diet). Our brain is made up of about 60% fats, hence eating more healthy fats is good for the brain.
  • Engage in late-life cognitive activities.

Ref: https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/this-30-year-harvard-study-reveals-5-daily-habits-that-can-add-12-to-14-years-to-your-life-and-cut-your-risk-of-alzheimers-in-half.html

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