What the world’s healthiest people have in common
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They maintain a healthy weight
Being obese increases your risk of nearly every major disease – so much so that maintaining a healthy weight (a body mass index between 18.5 and 24 – check yours here) was one of the top five most effective health habits and can add nearly a decade to your life, according to the NIH. If that feels overwhelming, however, even losing just 10 to 15 per cent of your weight provides health benefits, even if you’re still in the overweight or obese BMI range, they add.
Dropping those extras kilos and keeping them off could be as simple as adding these fat-burning foods to your regular diet.