We might be in trouble.
See this post about 4 health behaviors that can add 14 years to your life. That article’s got the science and the study citation and everything.
The four behaviors:
not smoking – so far, I’m okay…
eating five servings of fruit and vegetables a day – In case you don’t want to read the whole article, the study was based on ”a blood vitamin C level consistent with eating five servings of fruit or vegetables a day.” You’re welcome. So – if we all keep taking our Flintstones chewable vitamins… does that count?
taking exercise – oh crap…
moderate alcohol intake – uh… what do they consider moderate? “1-14 units a week (a unit is half a pint of beer or a glass of wine).” So, from one to 14 glasses of wine a week, or one-half pint to 7 pints of beer a week, or… whatever that is in hard liquor. 14 shots? One of my friend K’s margueritas?
Well, it’s obvious what I need to do, isn’t it?
Start drinking more.
I’m on it…