Life Expectancy

The UK's £53billion Inactivity Time Bomb

Jane Ashworth | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Ashworth

Critically, children of both genders from lower income households are less likely to take part in sport. The report shows that children from lower income households are less likely to take part in formal sports activities such as organised team games of rugby, cricket or netball, swimming, gymnastics, aerobics and tennis.

Southerners Live Up To NINE Years Longer Than Northerners

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK

The vast North-South divide has been laid bare by new statistics showing that those born in Dorset live more than nine years longer than those in Blac...

Would You Rather Be Famous Or Live A Long Life?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A shortened life may be the price of fame on the stage, screen and sports field, new research suggests. Actors, singers, musicians and dancers, as ...

Nine Lifestyle Choices That Are Killing Brits

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Britain is worse at preventing premature deaths and ill health than many of its European counterparts, a report has shown. In 1990 the UK ranked 10...

UK Slips Down British Death Rankings

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Britain has a worse record of premature death from many diseases than other Western countries and the gap is widening, experts have warned. Between...

Seven Surprising Things That Make You Live Longer

Realbuzz.com | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Realbuzz.com

Want to add years to your lifespan and squeeze more into your life? You're not alone. Researchers are constantly on the hunt for ways we can increase our longevity, and they have come up with some pretty surprising findings. To help pave the way for a longer life, check out these seven unexpected things that increase your lifespan.

Pension Age To Be Linked To Rising Life Expectancy

Financial Times | Posted 23.02.2013 | UK Politics

Britons will have to wait longer to receive a state pension under a government plan that will see future increases in pension age linked to fast-risin...

Castration 'Can Increase Lifespan'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK

Castration can increase a man's lifespan by up to almost 20 years, a study of eunuchs has shown. Scientists analysed genealogy records of members o...

Natural Selection?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Disrupted DNA in the "power packs" of cells may explain why women tend to live longer than men, research suggests. Mutations in the mitochondria - ...

Life's Too Short! 10 Ways To Live Longer

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Life’s too short, but with a few simple everyday lifestyle changes you could increase your chances of sticking around to enjoy it for that little bi...

Could This Pill Extend Your Life?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 19.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

An all-in-one "polypill" with the potential to save many tens of thousands of lives each year in the UK could be available in less than two years. ...

The Solution to an Ageing Population? Re-Think Retirement

Ros Altmann | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Ros Altmann

As a nation, we need to completely change our attitude to what is 'old', and by doing so we can also change our attitude to what a fantastic resource older people are; they're not a drain on our future, they are potentially really valuable resource in themselves.

Why Couch Potatoes Need To Stand Up For Their Health

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Restricting the amount of time spent sitting down each day to less than three hours could boost the life expectancy of US adults by as much as two yea...

Move Down South If You Want A Longer Life

PA | Posted 29.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

English people will live longer than their Scottish neighbours, newly published statistics show. The average English man will live to the age of 78...

How Loneliness Could Shorten Your Life

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Loneliness can shorten your life, a new study has shown. Scientists in the US found that "feeling lonely" almost doubled the risk of dying in a pop...

Does Optimism Make You Live Longer?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 28.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

People who live longest tend to be those who look on the bright side of life, research has shown. Scientists in the US who studied 243 centenarians...

Do Educated People Live Longer?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

If you struggle to lose yourself in your studies, this might help motivate you – people who are more educated ‘live longer’ claim a team of Swed...

Experts Predict 'Tsunami Of Pain' As Arthritis Rates Set To Double

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Britain is facing a "tsunami" of pain as the number of osteoarthritis cases soars in the future, a leading expert has warned. Increased life expect...

Why Jogging Makes You Live (Six Years) Longer

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Jogging for as little as an hour a week can put years on your life, new research has shown. Regular running increases the average life expectancy o...

One Third Of Babies Born This Year Will Live To 100

PA | Posted 26.03.2012 | UK

Around one third of babies born this year (35%) are expected reach the age of 100, according to a new report by the Office for National Statistics. ...

Life's Too Short: 10 Ways To Live Longer

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 20.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Life’s too short, but with a few simple everyday lifestyle changes you could increase your chances of sticking around to enjoy it for that little bi...

Life Expectancy: 13 Year Gap Between North And South

PA | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK

The life expectancy divide between Britain's more prosperous and deprived areas has widened to as much as 13 years, official figures revealed. Thou...

Life Expectancy North-South Divide Widens To Record 13 Years

PA | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK

The life expectancy divide between Britain's more prosperous and deprived areas has widened to as much as 13 years, official figures revealed. Thou...

15 Minutes Of Daily Exercise Could Add Three Years To Your Life

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 16.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle

As little as 15 minutes of exercise a day can boost life expectancy by three years according to the latest research from Taiwan. The research findi...

Television Can Take Years Off Your Life

www.independent.co.uk | Posted 16.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Television kills - or at least it shortens your life by 22 minutes for every hour you spend glued to the screen....