Telling someone to not smoke, watch their alcohol intake, eat well, and exercise in order to be healthy is old news. A study published by BMJ looks into the ‘healthspan’ affected by these habits, meaning how they help you put off chronic diseases and for how long. Information and research gathered since 1980 with almost 80,000 participants was used to draw their conclusions. Those who never smoked, kept a moderate alcohol intake, exercised for at least 30 minutes a day, and had a healthier diet were seen to not only live longer but live better and healthier. While living longer due to a healthy lifestyle is implied, these factors can help prevent disease and other health concerns as we age, therefore improving our quality of life.
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