What’s the Secret to Living to the Ripe Old Age of 93?

by Silvio Bianculli on January 31, 2013

In a recent article published by the Harvard Medical School noted that life expectancy in a new born in the U S  is around 78.2 years,  a 65 year old can expect to live 19 years longer and a 75 year old can expect to live to another 12 years older.

Also, a 2007 study in the American Journal of Medicine focused on adult individuals who adopted a healthier lifestyle in their middle years. The researchers followed 15,700 adults, age of 45-64 for a decade and noted that 970 of those people who adopted a healthier lifestyle by the sixth year of the study,  achieved great benefits rather quickly, from the healthier changes made.

In just 4 years the group who made only these 4 changes: 

  • adding 5 to 6 servings of  fruits daily,
  • worked out at least 2- 3 hours per week,
  • did  not smoke and avoided obesity

Had a 40 percent lower death rate and 35 percent fewer cases of heart diseases, compared to the group who made fewer changes.

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Published by Harvard Health Publications

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