Researchers at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville have shown that your lifestyle choices definitely matter for your life expectancy. They have linked longer life to a combination of five key healthy lifestyle factors.
Following the lifestyle choices of Chinese women, Dr. Wei Zheng and colleagues found five key components. These include: normal weight, low belly fat, regular physical activity, limited secondhand cigarette exposure and a diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables.
In a statement, Dr. Zheng explained that, “The results show that overall lifestyle modification, to include a combination of these health-related lifestyle factors, is important in disease prevention.”
Published in the journal PloS Medicine, the research tracked 71,243 non-smoking, non-drinking Chinese women aged 40-70 for nine years.