The essential elements of a healthy lifestyle, allowing to reach old age, are Smoking cessation, regular physical activity (at least 150 minutes per week), moderate drinking (no more than 14 alcohol units per week unit — about 30 grams of vodka) and a diet that is balanced in nutrients and vitamins.
Figured it out by Swedish scientists, who have identified four main factors, directly related to the increased duration of human life.
A study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine.
The study involved more than 33 thousand men and 30 thousand women aged 45 to 83 years. All of them at the beginning of the observation (1998) were not recorded in cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Upon completion of the study in 2014 in the initial group died more than 8.5 thousands of men and 6.5 thousand women. Identification of causes of death showed a confident connection between way of life and its duration.
For example, if the risk of dying from all causes average make per unit for observing at least two factors, for those who perform the four points, it is more than two times less — 0.47 for men and 0.39 for women. As scientists have calculated, this corresponds to the increase in life expectancy by 4.1 and 4.9 years, respectively.