According to U.S. scientists in a recent study, there are four useful habits that contribute to increased longevity.
According to experts, people who adhere to these habits throughout life can postpone death by about 10 years.
For example, the authors of the material published by Express advise that the best diet is the Mediterranean diet, which assumes a large amount of vegetables and fruits, as well as whole-grain cereals.
This approach to nutrition significantly reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer, is a good prevention of depression and metabolic syndrome, and improves overall brain health.
Among other things, it is extremely important to reduce stress levels and try to look for positive things in life. As studies have shown, happy people have a 3.7% lower chance of dying prematurely.
In this regard, experts recommend finding a hobby, which will bring pleasure, as well as engage in creative work. Finally, say the scientists, it is important to give up two bad habits – smoking and drinking alcohol.
Moderate use of alcoholic beverages reduces the risk of premature death by about 18%, but abuse has the opposite effect. As for smoking, this habit can take about 10 years off a person’s life.