Healthy Lifestyle - Adds Years to Life

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Healthy Lifestyle Adds 11 Years to Your Life: Eat Well, Exercise and Don't Smoke:

Healthy Lifestyle Adds 11 Years to Your Life: Eat Well, Exercise and Don't Smoke By Dr. Mark Stibich Adjunct Faculty Member University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.

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A Cambridge University study of over 22,000 people found that if someone stops smoking, eats better and exercises more -- he or she could live 11 or 12 years longer. This research has been used in the UK to launch a nationwide program called Small Change , Big Difference.The participants were 45- to 79-year-old men and women who filled out surveys about their diet, lifestyle and health. They also had regular checkups from a nurse.

The Findings:

The Findings Eating 5 fruits and vegetables a day was worth 5 years of life. Not smoking was worth 4 to 5 years of extra life. A moderate increase in exercise was worth 3 years of added life. Note: For exercise, people with office jobs would need to exercise for an hour a day. People with more active jobs needed to add less exercise -- only 30 minutes a day.

Make It Happen:

Make It Happen To make these changes, you should start slowly and build every day. Begin with adding just a few minutes of exercise each day . Once that feels stable, add 5 minutes . Keep going slowly, but never go backwards. Same with making changes in your diet . For quitting smoking, you'll need a bit more of a plan.

Here are some resources for you to eat better, exercise more and quit smoking: :

Here are some resources for you to eat better, exercise more and quit smoking: http://longevity.about.com/od/healthyagingandlongevity/a/small_change.htm

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