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According to science, following eight healthy habits increases life expectancy

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A group of scientists presented an interesting study related to health at a conference in Philadelphia organized by the American Heart Association. They collected data from 6,500 adults with an average age of 47. The result of the research was clear: following specific healthy lifestyle habits can extend life by up to six years.

This finding helps us better understand the connection between biological and chronological age, especially regarding cardiovascular health. To give an idea, according to the Spanish Society of Cardiology, cardiovascular diseases are responsible for 24.3% of total annual deaths.

But what are these eight healthy lifestyle habits that can increase life expectancy by up to six years? Most of them are familiar to everyone:

1. Exercise daily.

2. Maintain a balanced and healthy diet.

3. Get the recommended amount of sleep.

4. Don't smoke.

5. Monitor blood pressure.

6. Maintain an optimal weight.

7. Keep an eye on cholesterol levels.

8. Manage blood sugar levels.

Analyzing the study further, we find that respondents with better heart health were 41 years old, but their biological age was 36. Similarly, those who followed fewer of the above habits were 53 years old, but the level of deterioration in their bodies was equivalent to that of a 57-year-old person. In addition, these habits help to live longer and better for a longer period of time.

Published by The Tampa Herald, a news and information agency.

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