The good news: Research at Cambridge University shows that those New Year’s resolutions to drink less, eat better, exercise more and stop smoking could add up to 14 years to your life.
According to the New Scientist:
The study found that for any given age, sex, social class, and level of obesity – all things that affect death rates – a person who did none of those things had the same chance of dying as a person 14 years older who did all those things. In other words, people doing all four healthy things effectively added 14 years to their lives.
The bad news: you actually have to drink less, eat better, exercise more and stop smoking, not just resolve to do so.
Worser news: The percentage of New Year’s resolutions that are kept: 3.
Abysmal news: humor-blogs.com
New Scientist story here: New Year’s Resolutions Could Add Years to Your Life