The 7 Lifestyle Changes That Can Add A Decade To Your Life

Cardiologist Dr Clyde Yancy has compiled a list of the seven main lifestyle changes that lead to a longer lifespan and while they're mostly common sense, adapting all of the strategies to your own behaviour can add nearly a decade of healthy years to your lifespan.

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Dr Yancy keys in on these seven factors:

1. Get Active 2. Know and control cholesterol levels 3. Follow a healthy diet 4. Know and control blood pressure 5. Achieve and maintain a healthy weight 6. Manage diabetes 7. Be tobacco free

None of these should come as much of a surprise, but seeing them in one place certainly adds weight to each of them. In his report, he suggests that by achieving these factors, people are given a 90 per cent chance of living up to 90 or 100. Following these tips help extend the number of healthy, quality years and delay life-threatening disease to the final stages of life.

Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Add a Decade or More Healthy Years to the Average Lifespan [Science Daily]


Comments

    For men, the single biggest change you can make is castration. Lopping off your testicles adds 5+ years to the average lifespan.

    I think I'll stick with my shorter lifespan for now.

      That's good to know. I'll get castrated when I reach 100 and get an extra 5 year or so years.

    In a similar vein, 4 habits can add 14 years to your life expectancy

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/01/08/health/main3689054.shtml

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