Research reveals the best secret you did not know to add 2 years to your life - easier than you imagined
The French have always known it.
The scientists have long doubted it.
Nutritionists have gone for the latest political correctness.
People just kept doing what they wanted.
Although democracy often shows that the people can be wrong, in this case, they were right.
A THIRTY FOUR-year-long study of 110,000 people found that drinking moderately, regularly, extends your lifespan!
Wow, and to think that I have been under-doing it.
I have rarely been drinking for the last 20 years - since being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2000.
Not because of any logical connection - except that the calories in wine and beer were just more that I had to lose through exercise.
I saw a glass of wine as "175 calories". According to my Runtastic activity record, I have to run 2.5km at 5.00 minutes per km to burn 175 calories.
Those were extra calories that I didn’t need. But clearly there are more than just "calories" in wine - there's something which helps us live longer.
Perhaps if I had drunk one glass, and then exercised it off, I would have been receiving double benefits?!
Drinking is necessary, but not sufficient
There was a condition. Drinking was necessary, but not sufficient.
Those who lived longer also adhered to four other habits.
These five habits of living longer better are:
Men who drank moderately and followed all the other healthy habits lived 2.0 years longer than men who followed them all except drinking moderately.
Women who drank moderately lived 2.4 years longer.
Moderate drinking was defined as one 175ml glass of wine per day for women and two drinks for men.
The men who practised all habits by age 50 but did not drink lived on average to 81 years and 6 months, and the women to 84 years and 4 months.
What do we conclude?
What do we conclude from this?
Should those of us who do not drink in moderation start drinking?
If you have all the other habits working well for you - never smoked, a balanced diet, staying slim, and exercising daily - then perhaps a glass a day is the easiest way you'll potentially add two years to your life!
I'll give it a go. How about you? Cheers...
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