Unlock Extra Years: 8 Healthy Habits for a Longer Life

Unlock Extra Years: 8 Healthy Habits for a Longer Life

By Neuroscience News

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Can eight healthy habits add decades to your life? A study of 700,000 U.S. veterans reveals the potential for significantly extended lifespan.

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The habits? Be physically active, free from opioid addiction, non-smoking, stress-managing, enjoy a good diet, avoid binge drinking, maintain good sleep hygiene, and nurture positive social relationships.

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Incredible results: men adopting these habits by age 40 can expect 24 additional years, women gain 21 years.

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"One, two, three, or all eight...every lifestyle change is beneficial,” says researcher Xuan-Mai T. Nguyen.

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These findings were drawn from data of the Veterans Affairs Million Veteran Program, including adults aged 40-99.

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Low physical activity, opioid use, and smoking had the greatest impact on lifespan, contributing to 30-45% higher risk of death.

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These habits help counter chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease that lead to premature death, hinting at the vital role of lifestyle choices.

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Regardless of age, adopting these habits extends life expectancy. “It is never too late to adopt a healthy lifestyle,” urges Nguyen.

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