Yeah, yeah. You heard it before. Eat your veggies, exercise, quit smoking and cut back on the booze and you'll live a longer, healthier life. But nobody actually has ever said HOW long, or HOW healthy. Until now.
People who drink moderately, exercise, quit smoking and eat five servings of fruit and vegetables each day live on average 14 years longer than people who adopt none of these behaviors, researchers said on Tuesday.
Overwhelming evidence has shown that these things contribute to healthier and longer lives, but the new study actually quantified their combined impact, the British team said.
"These results may provide further support for the idea that even small differences in lifestyle may make a big difference to health in the population and encourage behavior change," the researchers wrote in the journal PLoS Medicine.
Many people think that, if they do all these things, life will only seem longer.
But no. Wheezing around with bad knees and constant constipation isn't exactly living it up.
And by the way, despite FIVE PERFECT DAYS, including hours and hours at the gym, the scale has not budged.
Feel so bad must have cigarette and drink now.