For those of you who use your stove for shoe storage, nota bene: all that wasted time with an inactive kitchen could be shortening your lifespan. In fact, a new study found that people who cook up to five times a week were 47 percent more likely to still be alive after 10 years.
“It has become clear that cooking is a healthy behavior,"
said lead author Professor Mark Wahlqvist in a statement. "It deserves a
place in life-long education, public health policy, urban planning and
The research team, made up of Taiwanese and
Australian researchers, published their work in Public Health
Nutrition, a Cambridge University journal after looking at a group of
1,888 men and women over age 65 who lived in Taiwan. At the start of the
study, they interviewed each participant about several lifestyle
factors, including cooking habits, household circumstances, shopping
habits, diet, education, transportation and smoking.
initial survey, researchers found that 43 percent of participants never
cooked, while 17 percent cooked one to two times per week, 9 percent
cooked three to five times in a week and 31 percent cooked five or more
times a week.
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