A 12 year study of 4000 seniors found that three unhealthy habits increase the risk of disability later in life. French researchers tracked seniors’ disability from 2001-2012 finding physical inactivity, poor diet and smoking each increase the risk of disability. In addition, the risk of disability increased progressively as unhealthy behaviors clustered. Seniors with ALL three risk factors were 2.5 times more at risk of disability than those who observed the three habits studied.
PositiveTip: Cultivate healthy choices now to extend your quality of life and independence later!