Scientist shares seven habits to boost longevity

Scientist shares seven habits to boost longevity

British scientist Andrew Steele has revealed his top tips for helping a person to slow down the ageing process.

The computational biologist and longevity expert explained that interventions such as eating a healthy diet, avoiding smoking, and getting moderate exercise can all slow down the aging process and prevent different diseases. 

Steele shared the seven healthy habits he has adopted in his own life to combat ageing, and it seems that moderation is key. 

According to him, habits to boost your longevity include: exercise, but not too much; get the right amount of sleep; avoid supplements; eat more vegetables and less meat; ensure blood pressure and resting heart rate are in the normal range; operate good oral health; avoid fad diets.

Regarding exercise, Steele said: "If you literally don't do any exercise at all, even going for a 10-minute walk every day is going to dramatically improve your health."

However, when it comes to lengthy sweat sessions, he said the benefits of working out seem to plateau beyond an average of 30 minutes a day, Express reported.