5 Healthy Habits in Midlife Can Add 10 Quality Years To Your Life

June 08, 2018

Middle-aged adults who follow a healthy diet and achieve a BMI of 18.5 to 24.9kg/m2, exercise regularly (30 minutes or more of vigorous physical activity each day), don't smoke, drink moderate amounts of alcohol, and maintain a healthy weight could live more than a decade longer than those who don't do any of these things, a new study suggests. The study by Yanping Li, MD, PhD, from the Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, was published online April 30 in Circulation.

"Each single lifestyle change you make will help you live longer and better," Jean-Pierre Després, PhD, cardiology research director at the Quebec Heart and Lung Institute. – Med Scape Online