Features October 2018 Issue

Keys to a Longer Life Revealed

A lifetime of good habits may allow you to celebrate 12 to 14 more birthdays, new research has found.

Keys to a Longer Life Revealed

Adopting five healthy habits could add 12 to 14 years to your life.

The average life expectancy in the United States is estimated to be 79 for a woman and 75.5 for a manólower than that of other developed nations. A prosperous life with too much food and too little exercise is to blame. Experts say the rapid rise in obesity and decline in physical activity are mainly responsible for high levels of cardiovascular disease in this country and many cancers. They say three-fourths of premature deaths from cardiovascular disease and half of premature deaths from cancer can be attributed to lack of a low-risk lifestyle.

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