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• Fun Facts
• Healthy Note
• Insurance
• Safety
October 2020 Issue 37
Healthy Lifestyle and Longevity
Researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health conducted a massive study of the impact of health habits on life expectancy, using data from the well-known Nurses’ Health Study (NHS) and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study (HPFS). This means that they had data on a huge number of people over a very long period of time. The NHS included over 78,000 women and followed them from 1980 to 2014. The HPFS included over 40,000 men and followed them from 1986 to 2014. This is over 120,000 participants, 34 years of data for wom-en, and 28 years of data for men.
The researchers looked at NHS and HPFS data on diet, physical activity, body weight and smoking, that had been collected from regularly administered, validated questionnaires.
What is a healthy lifestyle, exactly?
These four areas were chosen because prior studies have shown them to have a large impact on risk of premature death. Here is how these healthy habits were defined and measured:
1. Healthy diet, which was calculated and rated based on the reported intake of healthy foods like vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains, healthy fats, and omega-3 fatty acids, and unhealthy foods like red and processed meats, sugar-sweetened beverages, trans fat, and sodium.
2. Healthy physical activity level, which was measured as at least 30 minutes per day of moderate to vigorous activity daily.
3. Healthy body weight, defined as a normal body mass index (BMI), which is between 18.5 and 24.9.
4. Smoking, well, there is no healthy amount of smoking. “Healthy” here meant never having smoked.
Researchers also looked at data on age, ethnicity, and medication use, as well as comparison data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Wide-Ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research.
Does a healthy lifestyle make a difference?
As it turns out, healthy habits make a big difference. According to this analysis, people who met criteria for all five habits enjoyed significantly, impressively longer lives than those who had none: 14 years for women and 12 years for men (if they had these habits at age 50). People who had none of these habits were far more likely to die prematurely from cancer or cardiovascular disease.
Experts have suggested that the best way to help people make healthy diet and lifestyle change is at the large-scale, population level, through public health efforts and policy changes. (Kind of like motorcycle helmets and seat belt legislation…) We have made a little progress
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“if you want the rainbow you have to put up with the rain”
-Dolly Parton
“Don’t be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin”
– Grace Hansen
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Fun Facts
• Pineapple works as a natural meat ten-derizer.
• The wood frog can hold its urine for up to eight months.
• Copper door knobs are self-disinfecting.
• The dot over the lower case “I” or “j” is known as a “tittle.’
• The red food dye for Skittles is made from boiled beetles.
• Chewing gum boosts concentration.
• Koalas have fingerprints.
• The stage before frostbite is called “frostnip”.
• Bullfrogs do not sleep.
• Fruit flavored snacks shine because of car wax.
• The Boston Marathon didn’t allow female runners until 1972.
• Spider webs were used as bandages in ancient times.
• The Queen owns all the swans in Eng-land.
• McDonald’s sells 2.5 billion hamburgers every year.
• Grooves in the road on Route 66 play “America the Beautiful” when traveling 45 mph between Albuquerque and Tijeras.
• An eagle can hunt down a young deer and fly away with it.
• Popcorn in South Africa is roasted ter-mites and ants.
• A lion’s roar can be heard from 5 miles away.
• Potatoes are 80% water.
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