We have all heard the same general health advice: Do not smoke, moderate alcohol consumption, eat healthy, and exercise. One can think of these four behaviors as four legs of a chair. If you do all four, your chair is stable. If one of the legs is weak, the chair is wobbly. If all of the legs are weak or there are no legs, you get the picture.
Some follow this rule of thumb our entire lives, while others are just learning how to care for our bodies. Either way, I thought I would share some studies from an excerpt of one of my favorite authors to show the efficacy of not smoking, drinking moderately, eating healthy, and exercising regularly:
Deadman, P. (2016). Live well live long teachings from the Chinese nourishment of life tradition and modern research. Hove: The Journal of Chinese Medicine.
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