Tuesday, 9 April 2013
How to prolong your life
A healthy lifestyle can prolong your life, and it can add more years to your life then you think. The good news comes from British researchers, by just following a few simple rules: do not even try a first cigarette, exercise daily and eat well with fruits and vegetables.
The English study has involved 25,663 men and women between 45 and 79 years. Since 1993 they have been followed and interviewed regularly.
The study finds that five pieces of fruit and veg a day increases the life span by three to four years, while being a non-smoker adds a extra four-five years. And so will regular exercise add another three years to your life.
How much exercise is needed?
Half an hour's exercise a day can be just enough, but if you spend most of the day in an Office Chair, up to an hour of high-intensity exercise such as running, cycling or swimming maybe needed.