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How to make it to 90
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How to make it to 90

Elderly men can improve their chances of having an even longer and healthier life by quitting smoking, controlling their weight, getting their blood pressure and blood glucose under control, and exercising regularly, a study shows.

But making such changes is, of course, easier said than done, Dr. Laurel B. Yates of Brigham and Women's Hospital, the study's lead author, admitted in an interview with Reuters Health. "Lifestyle factors are the hardest things to do -- it's much easier to take a pill," she said. Nevertheless, she added, the rewards will include not only longer life but healthier, well-functioning years at the end of that life.

While a healthy lifestyle is understood to lead to a healthier life, the issue of whether pursuing healthy habits matters as much among older people has been controversial, Yates noted. To investigate, she and her team followed a group of 2,357 men participating in the Physicians' Health Study to determine which factors were associated with living to age 90. The men, whose average age was 72 at the study's outset, were followed for 25 years...................

Maybe they never heard of Natural Hygiene? ponders !!!!!!
Its only been going for nigh on 200 years !!!


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