Four Habits = 14 Years!

Spring 2008 CSANews Issue 66  |  Posted date : May 24, 2008.Back to list

People who don't smoke, are physically active, drink alcohol in moderation and eat at least five servings of fruits or vegetables a day live 14 years longer, on average. This summation was based on an 11-year study involving 20,000 people between the ages of 45 and 79. The critical factor for longevity was that the individuals incorporated all four components into their lifestyle. Adopting only one or two of the "healthy habits" was not sufficient for dramatic results. The test subjects who adopted all four lived longer; the others didn't.