Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Want to live 14 years longer?


It's easy. Do these 4 things and you'll live 14 years longer.

1. Eat fruits and vegetables

2. Drink 1-14 alcoholic drinks per week

3. Refrain from smoking

4. Exercise


These are the results of a health study in England that studied the health habits of over 20,000 people. It's one of a few studies out there that tries to analyze the combined health effect of multiple behavioural factors.

While you're at it, read Michael Pollan's new book, "In Defense of Food" where his advice for healthy living boils down to these words:

EAT FOOD, NOT TOO MUCH, MOSTLY VEGETABLES.

2 comments:

Ashley said...

Lol, loved this post. I have been wanting to read that book, maybe after you're done I can borrow? Regardless, I think it's very sound advice. Thanks for sharing!

cozybird said...

Alex!!! Nice to talk to you today!!! This is soo cool!!! This is exactly what we were talking about, about life style changes (aka life style redesign) we can make in our lives and others can make in theres to increase well-being and longevity! Whoot whoot for successful and happy aging!