Saturday, November 1, 2008

4 Surprising Signs You'll Live a Long Time

Keeping your weight down, not smoking, and eating a healthful diet are all well-established indicators of longevity, but there are four surprising signs that you'll live a long time.

We all know the obvious ways to add years to your life: Don't smoke, eat your veggies, wear a seat belt (even in the backseat). But there are other, lesser-known habits and attributes that can help you live to a ripe old age.

I finally kicked my diet cola habit in my 20s, a good thing too, because scientists in Boston recently found that drinking one or more regular or diet sodas every day doubles your risk of metabolic syndrome-- combination of conditions that increase your chances of heart disease and diabetes. Read more

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