According to research by Dr. David Spiegelhalter of Cambridge University, here are five unhealthy things people do every day . . . and how much they SHORTEN your life.
#1.) Smoking a pack of cigarettes shortens your life by five hours . . . which adds up to two and a half months if you do it every day for a year.
#2.) You lose two hours of life expectancy a day . . . or one month a year . . . just by being a man instead of a woman.
#3.) Eating one serving of red meat shortens your life by half an hour . . . or seven and a half days over a year.
#4.) Watching two hours of television a day also shortens your life by a half hour. So this season of "The Bachelor" is going to cost you a full DAY of your life.
#5.) Every alcoholic drink after your first one shortens your life by 15 minutes.
--And here are five healthy things you can do . . . and how much LONGER you live by doing them.
#1.) Eating five or more servings of fruits and vegetables in a day adds two hours to your life each time you do it. That's a month added to your life over a year.
#2.) Doing 20 minutes of cardio adds an hour to your life each time . . . or two weeks a year.
#3.) Doing another 40 minutes of cardio after the first 20 minutes adds another half hour. So doing an hour a day will get you three extra weeks of life over a year.
#4.) Drinking two or three cups of coffee a day will make you life a half hour longer.
#5.) Drinking ONE alcoholic beverage adds a half hour to your life. And since each extra drink takes away 15 minutes, that means that, from a life-expectancy standpoint, you can have three drinks a day . . . for FREE.