Healthy habits are not the only thing that can increase your life expectancy, but there are some signs that may indicate that you will have a long life. For example, you can have a huge body and eat a lot, but if you don’t have belly fat it may be a big bonus on the way to living to be 100.
We reviewed some studies and we want to share with you what else could indicate that you are going to have many years ahead of you.
You Look Younger
An interesting study was carried out by Danish scientists. They had been monitoring 187 sets of twins between 2001 and 2013.
In the end, they realized that the twin who looked younger had a longer life.
You Are A Woman
Scientists suggest that women generally live longer than men by 6 to 8 years. This may be due to a biological advantage for women and behavioral differences between men and women.
You Gave Birth To Your Child After 33
Some researchers have concluded that if you had a child after age 33, it may mean that you will live longer.
They connect the reproductive system of a woman. If it ages slowly, so does the rest of the body.
Your Body Mass Index Is Between 18.5 And 25
This study found that obesity can shorten your life. The scientists also mentioned that a normal body mass index is between 18.5 and 25.
This is the recommended number that can keep you healthier. At the same time, the overweight index is between 25 and 30, and the degree of obesity between 30 and 35.
How to calculate your body mass index:
The body mass index is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. Divide an adult’s weight in kilograms by their height in meters squared. You can calculate it online.
You Don’t Have Belly Fat
Also, belly fat is the most dangerous fat, according to them. They also noticed that muscle is like a metabolic depot. Helps reduce blood sugar levels.
You Are A Good Sleeper
The duration of sleep is important according to research. Therefore, sleeping less than 5 to 7 hours a night can reduce your life expectancy by 12%.
- Young adults (18-25 years old) 7-9 hours
- Adults (26-64) 7-9 hours
- Seniors (65+) 7-8 hours
You Are Right-handed
There is not 100% evidence to prove this, but still, some studies say that right-handed people tend to live longer among adults and athletes.
What scientific suggestion do you believe the most? Who lives the longest, in your experience? Please share your comments with us!