• The association between modifiable healthy lifestyle components and lifetime gain in the general Japanese population
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    The association between modifiable healthy lifestyle components and lifetime gain in the general Japanese population

    In a recent paper posted to the Age and Ageing, investigators illustrated the effect of adopting a changeable healthy lifestyle on lifetime gains from middle to old age. Study: Impact of modifiable healthy lifestyle adoption on lifetime gain from middle to older age. Image Credit: Zarko Prusac/Shutterstock Background Globally, life expectancy has increased, with several developed countries expecting average life expectancies of ≥85 years by 2030. Existing evidence suggests that social factors, including sociodemographic position and universal health care, are linked to a longer lifespan. Meanwhile, multiple studies have linked the combined effect of some modifiable healthy lifestyle variables, such as moderate physical activity and adequate sleep duration, to a longer…

  • Healthy Habits May Improve Longevity and Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease
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    Healthy Habits May Improve Longevity and Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

    Summary: Healthy eating, daily exercise, reducing alcohol consumption, and not smoking not only lead to a longer life, but they can also reduce Alzheimer’s risk. Source: Rush University Medical Center Everyday habits that serve as the backbone of a healthy lifestyle may keep your brain sharp and help you live longer, according to new research from aging experts at RUSH. A study recently published in the British Medical Journal found that people ages 65 and older who had a healthy lifestyle lived longer—3.1 years longer for women, 5.7 years longer for men—than their peers who didn’t have the same healthy lifestyle. They also spent more of their remaining years without Alzheimer’s disease. What constitutes…