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The key to having a long life

The key to having a long life

Home & Garden, Lifestyle
Most people want to live longer healthy lives if they can. We all know the basic rules for looking after day to day health, and these can do a lot to lower the risk of a premature death, but what should we do if we want to extend our lives beyond average life expectancy? The answers may not be what you expect.  Myths One of the biggest myths about longevity is that women naturally outlive men. In fact, there’s no biological foundation for this. Longevity has nothing to do with our sex chromosomes. What it has been found to be connected to is behavior which often differs according to gender. Bottling up emotion, which our society pressures men to do, makes a long life less likely, as does eating lots of red meat. Work, however, isn’t the short cut to death that many people think –...