A Canadian scientist has claimed that following a series of simple changes to your lifestyle could help you live to be 100 and free from disease.
Cardiologist Clyde Yancy stated that making seven lifestyle changes, involving being more active, managing cholesterol levels, having a healthy diet, managing your blood pressure, keeping at a healthy weight, managing diabetes and blood sugar levels, and avoiding tobacco can all help you become a centenarian.
Yancy said that 90 per cent of us could live to at least 90 and even reach 100 if they followed his guidance, which could also save the NHS billions of pounds by reducing the impact of heart disease and type 2 diabetes on the UK population.
He commented “Achieving these seven simple lifestyle factors gives people a 90 per cent chance of living to the age of 90 or 100, free of not only heart disease and stroke but from a number of other chronic illnesses including cancer.”
He added “By following these steps, we can compress life-threatening disease into the final stages of life and maintain quality of life for the longest possible time.”
Yancy is also lobbying governments to help improve people’s health through initiatives that include pressuring food companies to reduce salt levels, more health education and imposing a smoking ban in schools.

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