This Brand New Study Makes Living Forever Dead Easy

Well, much easier than before anyway.

Oh healthy habits. So dull. And such work. All that healthy eating and no binge drinking. Like we said. So very dull. At least it was until this cracker new study by Harvard School of Public Health was released.

The thing that’s ace about it is this: You only have to make five small tweaks to your daily habits to see a vast improvement in your health. In fact, it'll add a decade to your life. The only catch is you have to combine these changes together. But how hard is that, seriously?

Now, you’re welcome to read the whole study of course, but if you fancy an abridged version, follow these five steps to see huge benefits.

Stop Smoking Now

If you don’t smoke, don’t start. For smokers, set a date, make a commitment and stick to it. “Quitting is the best thing you can do for your health,” explains Professor Trevor Shilton from the Heart Foundation.

If you smoke, make a date to quit and stick to it. Image: Getty.
Maintain A Healthy BMI

To maintain a healthy BMI, balance is key. Follow a healthy diet, stay physically active and limit your sedentary time. “Limit junk food and cut out sugary drinks. We all eat too many ‘empty kilojoules’,” he advises.

Be Physically Active

Every step counts. “Set a goal, make it part of your day and be active with a buddy. All three will help you keep it up,” Professor Shilton says.

Be physically active. Every step counts. Image: Getty.
Don’t Drink Too Much

It’s important to be aware of the pros and cons of alcohol consumption, but know this. For longevity, drink no more than one alcoholic drink per day, according to University of Otago research. “Drink water between drinks or switch to non-alcoholic alternatives,” says Professor Shilton.

Eat A Healthy Diet

Developing healthy eating habits isn’t as confusing or restrictive as you might think. “Try adding colour to your diet through a variety of fruits and vegetables. And aim to add a new vegetable to your meal each week,” Professor Shilton suggests.

Feature image: Getty.