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November, 2018 (Vol. 12, Issue 23)
5 Ways to Live a Decade Longer

By Editorial Staff

Taking care of your health can seem complicated sometimes, but it's really not. Pursue healthy habits, and you'll increase your risk of enjoying a longer, more productive life. Pursue unhealthy habits, and well – your number could be up sooner than you want it to be.

Here's how simple it is: A merer five healthy habits can help you live more than a decade longer, suggests a study in Circulation, a journal of the American Heart Association. All five of these habits are associated with a reduced risk of suffering from one of the two most prevalent health risks today: cancer and cardiovascular disease. Here they are:

  1. Never smoking
  2. Maintaining a healthy body-mass index
  3. Doing moderate to vigorous exercise
  4. Drinking alcohol only in moderation
  5. Eating a healthy diet

How important are these five healthy habits? According to the study, people who adhere to all five lifestyle factors at age 50 have an additional 14 years of life expectancy if you're a woman, and more than 12 additional years of life expectancy if you're a man, compared to people who adhere to none of the five factors.

Take a look at the five factors again. Are they worth an extra decade-plus of living? Ask your friends, family and loved ones if they want you around an extra 12 years or more. (No, this isn't a trick question.) Now talk to your doctor about your health status, how many of the five habits you're currently engaging in, and what you can do to ensure you're not doing zero (gasp), one, two, three or four – but all five.

A Message from Dr. Fred F. Bruno

Born and raised in Long Island, New York, Dr. Bruno graduated from New York Chiropractic College in 1987. Upon passing the Maryland State Board Exam and receiving his Chiropractic license with Physical Therapy privileges, he moved to Maryland in 1988.

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