Want to live longer? Harvard report: 5 habits or longer than 10 years.

According to a new study by researchers at Harvard University, five lifestyle habits may be the key to extending lifespan by more than 10 years.


According to the U.S. “fortune” magazine web site reported on April 30, published in the medical journal of the journal circulation research reports, mentioned five kinds of behavior associated with significantly prolong life, are not smoking, maintaining a healthy, avoid excessive alcohol consumption, body mass index (bmi) to high intensity exercise and adhere to a healthy diet. The researchers say adherence to all of these five health habits was associated with a 12.2 year increase in male life expectancy and a 14 year increase in women’s life expectancy.

It should be noted that this is an observational study, not a randomized clinical trial, so the correlation is not causation. However, in all of these actions, tobacco products have been proven to be the most effective way to prolong life — at least to avoid premature death. Let the centers for disease control and prevention explain why. “Smoking causes cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung disease, diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis,” the agency wrote.

The report says this may be the reason why the latest harvard study has included non-smoking in longevity guidelines. Several major analysis research shows that, although the other related to the diet and exercise habits are showing in close contact with longevity and health, but still not smoking is to avoid premature death and prolong life of the most effective method.

Stop smoking and take action —

Lin jiangtao, President of the respiratory department of the Chinese medical doctor association and director of the respiratory department of the ministry of health of China and Japan, has pointed out that many hospitals in Beijing have opened smoking cessation clinics, and many of them have died. The reason why smoking cessation clinics have fallen so far is that many experts think it has a lot to do with public misunderstanding. Most people don’t think that smoking addiction is a disease and they can quit. The world health organization (who) made it clear that the nicotine in tobacco is a kind of have the same effect of addictive drugs with heroin and cocaine, many tobacco users of nicotine dependence, on its own it is difficult to stop smoking. As Mark Twain famously said, quitting smoking is easy. I’ve done it hundreds of times.

“A lot of people don’t understand, smoke can not smoke for a while, but heart addiction is difficult to quit, heart addiction is the easiest and easiest way to bring pleasure. When you see someone else smoking, you want to smoke too, so quitting smoking will come back to you. Clinical psychology at Peking University sixth hospital Xue Bing huang said, deputy director of the department to quit smoking, drug and psychological treatment is essential, especially the psychological treatment, early acute stage mainly body stage, late prone to repeatedly, psychological treatment is the key, such as to avoid the “smoking environment” is very important.

What is the most difficult to quit? Du wanjun is outspoken, once addiction is difficult to quit. Huang pointed out that once the addictive substance is contaminated, abstinence is a lifelong process. Some people give up smoking for many years, can’t resist the enthusiasm of friends had smoked a root, just started smoking again, and some patients had been abstinent for 10 years, after drink a mouthful of whole again, addiction situation is more serious than before. As a result, once abstinence, previously addictive substances can not be touched at all.

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  1. Sadah says:

    This is great.

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