From our 11pm news, as last seen on the teleprompter:
NEW RESEARCH SUGGESTS THAT HAVING 4 COMMON BAD HABITS CAN AGE YOU BY 12 YEARS.
THE BAD HABITS ARE SMOKING, DRINKING TOO MUCH, NOT GETTING ENOUGH PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND A POOR DIET.
THE STUDY TRACKED NEARLY 5,000 BRITISH ADULTS FOR 20 YEARS.
OF THOSE WITH ALL 4 BAD HABITS, 29% DIED. THAT COMPARES TO 8% OF THE PEOPLE WHO DIDN’T HAVE THOSE BAD HABITS.
Whenever we air a story like this, I wonder how I’ve survived this long. (Not really.)
At one time or another, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed each of the four bad habits. (Often all at once.)
And I’m pretty sure that even those who have none of the bad habits will die too. (Sooner or later.)
I look forward to the day when I read a study headlined, “More people with no bad habits are bored to death.”