4 Good Habits

Four habits to give you 14 more years.


I was decluttering my kid's art supply closet as part of my 2012 New Year's resolution when I came upon a nutrition article from 2008 nestled in the crayon box. The article published in the January issue of the Public Library of Science reported findings from a study in England.  The study analyzed the health and lifestyles of more than 20,000 people, finding four habits that could add 14 years to your life.

  1. Be physically active
  2. Do not smoke
  3. Drink alcohol only moderately
  4. Eat at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day


Amazingly, being more organized is not on the list, which I guess is lucky for me because after I found the article, I left the art supply closet a mess and the breakfast dishes on the table and went for a bike ride on this gorgeous winter day. I'm thinking with all of those added years I will have plenty of time to do the dishes.

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