Five Healthy Lifestyle Habits Could Add >10 Years to Life

Following these lifestyle tips could prolong life expectancy at the age of 50 by 14 years for women and roughly 12 years for men according to recent research published by the American Heart Association

In other words, women gained an average life expectancy of 14 years, and men gained 12 years.

For study participants who did not adopt any of the low-risk lifestyle factors, the researchers estimated that life expectancy at age 50 was 29 years for women and 25.5 years for men. The multivariable-adjusted hazard ratios for mortality in adults with 5 compared with zero low-risk factors were 0.26 (95% confidence interval [CI], 0.22-0.31) for all-cause mortality, 0.35 (95% CI, 0.27-0.45) for cancer mortality, and 0.18 (95% CI, 0.12-0.26) for cardiovascular disease mortality. Researchers looked at about 30 years of data on more than 78,000 women and 44,000 men and found that those who were five-for-five on the aforementioned list had a significantly better life expectancy at age 50 than those who didn't abide by any of the healthy habits.

He said it's important for people and policymakers to know the possible implications of lifestyle changes on life expectancy.

The American healthcare system focuses mostly on drug discovery and disease management, but the study's authors believe an increased emphasis on disease prevention could help life expectancy trends.

Researchers studied 34 years of data from nearly 79,000 women and 27 years of data from about 44,000 men who participated in the Nurses' Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study.

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Apart from eating healthy diets and not smoking, the good habits include moderate to vigorous physical exercise at least 30 minutes every day, maintaining a body mass index between 18.5 and 24.9 kilograms per square metre, and drinking less than 15g alcohol a day (women) or less than 30g a day (men). The new study aimed to quantify how much healthy lifestyle factors might be able to boost longevity in the U.S.

Despite being one of the wealthiest countries in the world, the average American has a shorter life expectancy compared to other wealthy countries, such as Japan, Canada, and Norway.

People who stick to five healthy habits in adulthood can add more than a decade to their lives, according to a major study into the impact behaviour has on lifespan. The researchers also found that there was a dose-response relationship between each individual healthy lifestyle behavior and a reduced risk of early death, and that the combination of all five healthy behaviors was linked to the most additional years of life.

Only eight percent of Americans are now following the healthy habits underlined in the study, research co-author Dr. Meir Stampfer, a professor of medicine at Harvard, told CNN. Its authors included researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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