Most people dream of a long, happy and healthy life.
To achieve this, many people have different strategies: More sports, prefer no alcohol, or less sugar? In fact, there could be now a kind of panacea.
A recently published study now holds, namely, certain Lifestyle factors that could increase the chances of getting a higher age without chronic health problems.
Not only long, but healthy life
In contrast to previous studies, was investigated in this work for the first Time, the extent to which the combination of different health factors for a long, healthy life.
Were taken into account factors such as physical activity, Smoking, drinking habits, body weight control, and nutrition.
“We wanted to find out whether a healthy diet and exercise can extend life only in terms of life expectancy,” says Dr. Frank Hu, a Professor at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health and senior author of the study, compared to the Portal ‘Healthline’.
“We wanted to see whether this life is also free from chronic diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and Diabetes.”
And indeed: “This study is evidence that a healthy lifestyle can prolong the life years of people without the disease,” says the first author, Yanping, Deputy Li, in a press release delivers.
The five health factors for a healthy life
Within the study, the researchers examined data from approximately 73,000 women, and nearly 40,000 men. All subjects suffered to the beginning of the study, neither cancer nor cardiovascular disease or Diabetes.
For over 20 years, the study will be participating on new diagnoses and deaths due to these diseases is examined. Factors such as age, ethnic origin or familial cases of the disease were taken into account.
From the observations, a total of five factors, which were used to calculate a score for a healthy life-style were.
- Never smoke
- Daily for at least 30 minutes of physical activity
- Moderate Alcohol Consumption
- Maintaining a moderate weight (a healthy BMI under 25)
- A healthy and balanced diet
The healthy prolong life
The results of the study clearly show how strongly the adaptation of the individual factors on the long-lasting health impact.
At the age of 50 years, the women who followed none of the healthy, low-risk lifestyle factors suffered, since the age of 26 to cancer, heart or Diabetes.
The women who adhered to four or even all five of the points, had to fight in an average of ten years less with health problems.
Similar to clearly, the results were also for men.
The male subjects pursued in any of the ways a healthy life style, suffered at the age of 50 years already since the age of 26 to one of the diseases.
The volunteers led the majority of a healthy life-style with four or five healthy habits, contracted the disease burden at only 19 years old.
On the diet, it is
Adequate nutrition, according to the scientists, the A and O for a long, healthy life. Especially when it comes to heart health.
“Hypertension is the leading cause of death worldwide cause. Small Changes in the life style, such as a better diet and exercise, to improve the diagnosis,” explains the spokesperson of the health initiative, L. A. Care Health Plan,Dr. Katrina Miller Parrish.
In order to support his body, so you should integrate a targeted fiber-rich foods in the meal plan. This means Plenty of whole grain products, vegetables and fruit to eat.
Also legumes such as beans, lentils and peas help support health and reduce the risk of heart diseases, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure.
However, you should refrain from foods that are rich in sugar, sodium, saturated fats and simple carbohydrates. In particular, people with high cholesterol should make such ingredients in a bow.
Smoking and being Overweight on a stage
What is the health is not at all of benefit: Smoking and Obesity.
As the results show, men who smoked more than 15 cigarettes a day, and those with a BMI over 30, the least likely to have a disease-free life.
“We looked at five factors for the life style: Healthy nutrition, a good body weight, low alcohol consumption, no Smoking and physical activity,” says Hu.
“For smokers, it is of course the most Important thing is to stop Smoking. For people with obesity, it is important to lose weight and a healthy body weight to maintain.”
The researchers emphasize how essential it is for those Affected is to stop Smoking. The longer a smoker no longer reach for the cigarette, the greater the positive effects on the body are.
“In the first ten years after quitting the risk for heart disease and lung cancer, and after 15 years the risk drops almost to non-Smoking level.”
A good Argument to rethink his unhealthy habits.
- Li, Y., et al. (2020): Healthy lifestyle and life expectancy free of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes: prospective cohort study, archived from the original on 13.01.2020 http://press.psprings.co.uk/bmj/january/healthylifestyle.pdf
- Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health (2020): Following healthy lifestyle habits at middle age may increase years lived free of chronic diseases, retrieved on 13.01.2020 https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/healthy-lifestyle-in-middle-age-increases-years-free-of-chronic-diseases/
*The contribution to “a Healthier life: people Who followed these 5 habits, lives 10 years longer” is published by FitForFun. Contact with the executives here.