Nov 8, 2023, 01:04 AM IST
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The research recommends that one should eat a nutrient-rich diet and aim for an overall healthy eating pattern that includes whole foods, lots of fruits and vegetables, lean protein, nuts, seeds, and cooking in non-tropical oils such as olive and canola.
The research based on analysis of more than 6,500 adults noted that adults should get 2½ hours of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity per week.
As per the research, the use of inhaled nicotine delivery products, which includes traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes and vaping, is the leading cause of preventable deaths in the US.
For a long life, good and healthy sleep is a must. It promotes healing, improves brain function and reduces the risk of chronic diseases. As per the research, most adults need 7-9 hours of sleep each night.
Maintaining a healthy weight has many benefits and is crucial for a long life.
The research suggests that high levels of non-HDL, or ‘bad’, cholesterol can lead to heart disease.
Management of blood sugar is vital and it must include testing. Monitoring haemoglobin A1c can better reflect long-term control in people with diabetes or prediabetes.
The research said that keeping blood pressure within acceptable range can keep you healthier longer.