We all want to live a long life, and new research is telling us how we can add a whole decade of healthy years to our lifespans. According to new study out of Canada, it takes just seven simple steps.
First, be active. Being sedentary can cut a person's life short by almost four years. Second, know your cholesterol levels and keep them at a healthy level. Third, eat a healthy diet full of lean proteins, fruits, veggies and whole grains. Forth, control your blood pressure. Fifth, be at a healthy weight. Being obese can also reduce your life by about four years. Sixth, manage diabetes if you have it. And last? Don't smoke!
Jennipher Walters is the CEO and co-founder of the healthy living websites FitBottomedGirls.com and FitBottomedMamas.com. A certified personal trainer, lifestyle and weight management coach and group exercise instructor, she also holds an MA in health journalism and regularly writes about all things fitness and wellness for various online publications.