Those who have the ability to live long

According to a Harvard University study, based on a person’s living habits, it is possible to know whether that person has a long life or not.

During the 20th century, the average human life expectancy rose to 30 years, the largest increase in human history. A recent study by Gero.AI (Harvard University) also shows that in the future, people can live up to 150 years old thanks to a sense of self-care and advances in medicine and the environment. school and technology. Among them, the sense of self-care plays an important role.

Harvard experts have summarized some of the signs of a person who is more likely to live a long life.

People who have a healthy lifestyle and know how to take care of their health from a young age. Illustration: Men’s Health.

Take care of exercise from a young age

Do you like to walk and often choose to walk instead of riding? Would you rather bike to work than take a car to work? Scientists in California said that if a young person practices jogging for about 30 minutes a day, when they get old, they live longer, physically better than those who are lazy.

Studies have also shown that staying physically active can improve life expectancy and reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and other health conditions. As you age, you lose significant muscle mass, but exercise will help you keep your muscles toned and at a healthy weight.

For women, research by the UK’s National Institute on Aging found that obese people are 20% more likely to die earlier than thin people. Therefore, if a person exercises to keep a relatively flat abdomen, without excess fat after menopause, he will certainly live longer because the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes … is minimized.

Reasonable diet

Researchers at St. Louis, USA showed that men and women who limit their daily calorie intake to 1,400 to 2,000 had the same healthy hearts as those 15 years younger than them.

Scientists in Boston also showed that not using products containing cola, soda or sweets, fast food … helps reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Therefore, a healthy and reasonable diet helps you avoid many dangerous diseases.

Love to drink tea

Both green and black tea contain concentrated amounts of catechins, which relax blood vessels and protect the heart. In a study of 40,500 Japanese men and women, those who drank 5 or more cups of green tea per day had the lowest risk of dying from heart disease and stroke. Other studies involving black tea have shown similar results.

Love labor

The results of a study of 302 people aged 70-80 showed that, with just cleaning the house, an average person can burn about 285 calories and reduce the risk of death by 30%.

Many friends

Extroverts are 50 percent less likely to develop dementia than introverts, according to a study of 500 men and women aged 78 years and older, at the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. The researchers found that with the extroverted group, the brain was more resilient due to lower cortisol levels.

Micah Sadigh, PhD, associate professor of psychology at Cedar Crest College (USA), says good interpersonal relationships act as a buffer against stress. Plus, if your friends lead an active lifestyle, your chances of being as active as them increases by more than 57%.

Think I’m younger than my age

Feeling younger is directly linked to better health and a longer life. This feeling can improve optimism and motivation to take on challenges, help reduce stress, and boost your immune system, says Jacqui Smith, PhD, professor of psychology at the University of Michigan. thereby reducing the risk of disease.


Knowing and using the latest technologies helps you not only to be in high spirits, but also to feel socially engaged, researchers say. “Stay connected with friends, family and events that make you feel more alive and relevant to modernity,” says Sherri Snelling, senior director of Evercare (California, USA).

Sleep without snoring

Snoring is a sign of sleep apnea, a disorder that causes you to briefly stop breathing because throat tissue collapses and blocks your airway. Sleep apnea can cause high blood pressure, memory problems, weight gain and depression. An 18-year study found that people who didn’t snore were three times more likely to live longer than those with severe apnea.

Being a good grandparent

According to an analysis by the Berlin Aging Study (Germany), elderly people who care more about those around them live an average of 3 years longer than those who don’t care about anyone. However, a specific limit of help is needed, otherwise being a good grandparent can add stress to your life, negatively impacting your physical and mental health.

Thuy Linh (According to NY Post, Men’s Health)


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