Five Factors That Boost Your Life Span


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Researchers at Harvard University studied 123,000 individuals at the age of 50 and followed them until they died.

They found that there were five factors, or lifestyle habits, that contributed to a longer life span. Individuals who possessed these five habits lived a much longer life than those who did not.

  1. Healthy Weight – Individuals who consume fewer calories and have a Body Mass Index between 18.5 and 25. Another way to look at this is pounds per inch:
    • Men – 2.2 to 2.5 pounds per inch of height.
    • Women – 1.9 to 2.3 pounds per inch of height.
  2. Daily Exercise – 30 minutes or more per day of moderate exercise.
  3. Moderate Alcohol Consumption – No more than 1 glass of wine, beer or alcohol per day.
  4. Non-Smoker – Individuals who do not smoke cigarettes.
  5. Healthy Diet – Individuals who consume mostly fruits, vegetables and whole grains and avoid eating red meat, saturated fats and sugar.

Men who had these five longevity factors lived an extra 12 years.

Women who had these five longevity factors, lived an extra 14 years.

The good news is that it is not too late to change your lifestyle and adopt these habits. Doing so will increase how long you live.

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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley is a bestselling author, speaker, and media contributor for Business Insider, CNBC and a few other national media outlets.

His Rich Habits research has been read, viewed or heard by over 50 million people in 25 countries around the world.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, CFP, holds a master’s degree in taxation and is President of Cerefice and Company, a CPA firm in New Jersey.
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  1. Katharina says:

    Yay ….. I tick all of the above boxes nowadays (just a bit more weight to lose). Still working at 71 in a fairly demanding role (Property Manager) I must be heading in the right direction!. Thanks for your great tips and information, Tom. I do enjoy reading your posts. Happy New Year to you too.


  2. Love these posts Tom! I share them with everyone 🙂

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