Jogging can add six years to your life expectancy

With improved healthcare services, modern medicine and better awareness about physical well being, the UK now has an ageing population, with people living longer than they ever have before. British women are expected to live longer than their male counterparts with an average life expectancy of 82, whilst men can expect to live to the ripe old age of 78. Since 1960, life expectancy has jumped by nine years, meaning that five times as many OAP’s are now enjoying their centenary birthday. There are ways to boost your life expectancy of course, with exercise such as jogging adding six years to your life, whilst smoking on the other hand, stripping away 10 years. Even by living in the less polluted countryside, you can add nearly two more years to your life. The average global life expectancy has doubled over 200 years, and this shows no signs of stopping.

Life expectancy infographic

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