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Professor Quippy: Life-Extending New Year's Resolutions

Professor QuippyThe 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:

New Scientist story here: New Year’s Resolutions Could Add Years to Your Life


  1. don don

    If People would simply resolve to fail in their resolutions, we could kick that figure up to 97%

    (Unless of course, people failed to keep that resolution….my head hurts after this point.)

  2. The Skwib has been awarded with the Anti-Award. Click link for details and shit.

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