It’s a valid question – if you’re already doing things like eating right and exercising, does it really make a difference in how long you can live? We’ve all heard stories about someone who eats bacon every day and smokes their entire life but still lives to be 93 , right? So why bother trying to be healthy?
The facts are clear: a study published in the British Medical Journal found that people who practice healthy habits – things like maintaining a healthy weight, staying active and avoiding smoking – live far longer, healthier lives than those who don’t.
Of course, finding balance is also important, and what works for one person might not work for another. But the bottom line is that making healthy choices does make a difference, and can help you live a longer, healthier life.