A recent Harvard study aimed at assessing the health data of thousands of individuals was also aimed at deducing those factors that particularly helped those possessing them to evade premature death and enjoy a long and healthy life. The results were well within line of current medical thinking, but worth keeping in mind anyway. Keys to getting beyond the silver-haired years in style included keeping the weight off, keeping the alcohol consumption low, exercising to keep active and fit and to also keep the fat to muscle ratio as optimal as possible, and of course eating a well-balanced diet.
- Limit your alcohol intake to one or two drinks per day.
- Smoking is the main preventable cause of death in the United States, so quit smoking.
- Regular exercise will help reduce your risk of heart disease and other illnesses.
“The results weren?t all surprising or groundbreaking, however, the study serves as one of the most comprehensive deep-dives into what allows us to live a long, healthy life.”