A Drink May Be Better For Seniors Than Exercise - Want to live to your 90’s? Booze may be the key.
A new study found that seniors who drink a moderate amount of alcohol each day have a better chance of living past 90 than those who exercise daily. Researchers at the University of California Irvine found that two glasses of wine or beer dropped the chance of premature death by 18-percent. Daily exercise for up to 45 minutes reduced premature death by only 11-percent.
The study looked at the fastest growing age group in the U.S….people in their 90’s. Two other factors also dramatically extended life. Researchers added that two cups of coffee also helped maintain longevity, lowering the risk of death by 10 percent. The biggest key to a long life was having a hobby. Two hours of work a day on a hobby dropped the risk of death by 21 percent.Source: CBS Boston