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HEALTH: 5 risk factors you should avoid to live longer.

HEALTH: 5 risk factors you should avoid to live longer.

HEALTH
How would you like to add seven to 10 healthy, disease-free years to your life as you age?Try eliminating these five bad health habits: smoking, not exercising, being overweight, drinking too much alcohol and eating an unhealthy diet.A 'blue zones' diet: Live longer from what you eatThat's the takeaway from a new study that analyzed the impact of those behaviors on the chance of living a longer life free of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and other chronic diseases."We found that following a healthy lifestyle can substantially extend the years a person lives disease-free," said senior author Dr. Frank Hu, who chairs the department of nutrition at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health."In particular, women who practiced all five habits gained over 10 years of disea...
HEALTH: How Your Social Media Feed Can Impact Your Eating Habits.

HEALTH: How Your Social Media Feed Can Impact Your Eating Habits.

HEALTH, WORLD
if you’ve been on social media lately, you might have noticed a few posts about food — okay, a lot of posts about food. These range from artistic photos of restaurant meals, to daily updates on your friends’ keto or paleo diet, to their guilty confessions of late-night fast food runs. Whatever people in your online social circles are saying about food, there’s a good chance that you know a lot about their eating habits and food preferences. This information provides clues about the social norms of your online circles when it comes to food, which the authors of a new study say may shape your own eating habits. “This study suggests we may be influenced by our social peers more than we realize when choosing certain foods. We seem to be subconsciously accounting for how ot...