Maintaining five healthy habits — eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, keeping a healthy body weight, not drinking too much alcohol, and not smoking — during adulthood may add more than a decade to life expectancy, according to a new study led by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
This was a very extensive and detailed analysis. By following general guidelines about diet and exercise, men lived on average for 12 years longer and women 14.￼ nothing fancy. No high intensity interval training or low-carb diet or meditation. Just a reminder that people can become paralyzed with too much questionable information about what is good or bad for them as a unique individual when following certain general guidelines should be much less stressful and clearly give you plenty of benefit. It remains unclear if the gains from a highly personalized approach to achieving optimal health and peak performance are substantial or just marginal￼. Most importantly, if they are marginal, is the return worth the investment? The jury is definitely still out.￼