8 habits can add 24 years to lifespan, new study finds

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New research suggests that eight simple lifestyle habits can have a significant, positive impact on one’s life expectancy. Raymond Forbes LLC/Stocksy
  • Researchers find that people who adopt eight healthy lifestyle habits by middle age could live substantially longer.
  • Some of these habits included having good sleep hygiene and not smoking.
  • Men who adopt all eight habits by age 40 would be predicted to live an average of 24 years longer than men with none of these habits.
  • Women who adopted all eight habits by the age of 40 would be predicted to live an average of 23 years longer than women with none of these habits.

A new observational study identified eight lifestyle habits that—when adopted by midlife—may extend an individual’s lifespan.

The researchers used data from medical records and questionnaires from 719,147 enrolled in the Veterans Affairs Million Veteran Program MVP, a health research program centering around more than a million United States veterans that is designed to help researchers study how genes, lifestyles, military experiences, and exposures impact health and wellness.

Xuan-Mai T. Nguyen, a health science specialist at the Department of Veterans Affairs and fourth-year medical student at Carle Illinois College of Medicine in Illinois, presented the study Monday at Nutrition 2023, the flagship annual meeting of the American Society for Nutrition in Boston, Massachusetts.

The eight identified habits are:

The data used for this study was collected between 2011 and 2019. It featured U.S. veterans between the ages of 40 and 99. Over 30,000 participants died during the follow-up.

“We looked at all-cause mortality in this study using cox proportional hazard regression models and longevity using a multi-lifetable method, calculating the longevity for male veterans and female veterans separately,” Nguyen explained.

Veterans who adopted all eight habits had a 13% reduction

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These 8 habits could add up to 24 years to your life, study says

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Want to live up to an additional 24 years? Just add eight healthy lifestyle choices to your life at age 40 and that could happen, according to a new unpublished study analyzing data on US veterans.

Starting at age 50 instead? No problem, you could prolong your life by up to 21 years, the study found. Age 60? You’ll still gain nearly 18 years if you adopt all eight healthy habits.

“There’s a 20-year period in which you can make these changes, whether you do it gradually or all at once,“ said lead study author Xuan-Mai Nguyen, a health science specialist for the Million Veteran Program at the VA Boston Healthcare System.

“We also did an analysis to see if we eliminated people with type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, stroke, cancer and the like, does it change the outcome? And it really didn’t,” she said. “So, if you start off with chronic diseases, making changes does still help.”

What are these magical healthy habits? Nothing you haven’t heard before: Exercise, eat a healthy diet, reduce stress, sleep well and foster positive social relationships. On the flip side, don’t smoke, don’t drink too much and don’t become addicted to opioids.

“The earlier the better, but even if you only make a small change in your 40s, 50s or 60s, it still is beneficial,” Nguyen said. “This is not out of reach — this is actually something attainable for the general population.”

The study, presented Monday at Nutrition 2023, the annual meeting of the American Society for Nutrition, looked at the lifestyle behaviors of nearly 720,000 military veterans between

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2022 NFL free agency grades, Day 3: Raiders earn high marks for multiple moves; Ravens, Bills add pass rushers

We are now officially in the midst of the 2022 league year in the NFL. At 4 p.m. ET, the league rang in the new year, meaning teams are now able to make all of their free-agent agreements they reached during the two-day legal tampering period official, along with any trades that have occurred to this point. Of course, there has been plenty of action leading up to the start of the new league year, and several superstars are going to officially land with their new teams Wednesday. 

While it’s technically the first day of free agency, it’s really Day 3 when factoring in the legal tampering period and the deals that have been agreed to over the last few days. In this post, we’re going to dive into the top new moves that were made Wednesday and hand out our grades for those transactions across the league. 

Ready? Let’s dive in.

Von Miller leaves Rams for Bills

Von Miller was traded from the Broncos to the Rams in the middle of last season, and he helped L.A. win a Super Bowl. Buffalo is hoping Miller can do it again, as the Bills stole him from the West Coast with a six-year, $120 million deal that includes $51.345 million guaranteed, per CBS Sports NFL Insider Josina Anderson. The deal is constructed a bit differently, as it’s not $20 million per year. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport says the deal is backloaded, and averages $17.5 million over the first four years.

The length of the deal and the dollar amount are pretty shocking, but the bottom line is that this makes the Bills immediately better. It took a lot to steal Miller away from the Rams, Broncos, Cowboys and other suitors, but they were able to find a way to do

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5 plank versions that you ought to add to your physical fitness regime and shake-up your exercise routine

 5 planks variation that you must add to your fitness regime

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  • Planks are 1 of the most common forms of workout
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New Delhi: Planks have emerged as one particular of the most common routines and are a aspect of nearly all exercise session routines. This training can assistance enhance health by increasing versatility, metabolic rate, posture, mental wellbeing, and a lot more. But did you know that the fundamental plank is not the only assortment of this training? 

Forms of planks 

Below are some plank variates that you have to contain in your exercise session routine:

Knee plank: You can do this work out in the next steps:

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  • Lessen your knees so it touches the flooring therefore supporting your physique.
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  • Keep in the place for at the very least 20 seconds.
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Diagonal limb extension plank: You can do this workout in the pursuing actions:

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  • Get down in a plank situation.
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  • Carry and stretch your correct hand and left leg simultaneously.
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  • Convey it back together and repeat the same with the other side.
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  • Repeat the methods at the very least 15 instances.
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Aspect plank: You can do this training in the next actions:

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  • Get down in a plank placement.
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  • Convert to your aspect with your physique supported on just one facet.
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  • Stretch the other aspect upward and hold the situation for at minimum 10 seconds.
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  • Switch to the other facet and repeat the ways.
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