To Your Health
June, 2010 (Vol. 04, Issue 06)
3 Ways to Live Longer
By Editorial Staff
An ever-increasing body of research and realworld
experiences tells the sad story of how
smoking can lead to catastrophic disease
and shorten your life (and sometimes even
the lives of those around you) dramatically.
Consider that according to a recent study,
you are likely to live at least four years longer
if you never smoke compared to if you puff
away. Clean air, clean lungs, longer life.
What happens in the absence of movement?
If it's pictures on a shelf, dust gathers. If it's
a job lacking new challenges or progress,
stagnation can set in. In terms of your body,
lack of movement causes fat to accumulate
and disease processes to begin. The study
referenced in the clean air piece above
suggests you'll live at least three years longer
if you participate in regular physical activity.
Maintaining a healthy weight can also
increase your lifespan, says the same study.
Expect your life expectancy to increase by
more than one year if you maintain a healthy
weight. Doesn't sound like much? It is if you
consider that unhealthy weight can cause
years of progressively worsening physical
and emotional pain. Why suffer when you
can enjoy a long, healthy life?