The joy of the Lord is my strength

Dr Trisha MacNair, in her book The Long Life Equation – one hundred factors that can add or subtract years from your life, says that the choices we make now often have enormous consequences in later life. Drawing on hundreds of reputable studies, she says we can predict how long we are likely to live based on one hundred factors that can add or subtract years from our lives. On the debit side are factors like binge drinking, eating fast food and not getting enough sleep. On the positive side are such things as having a good work-life balance, exercise and good sex. But topping the list of positives are two factors which, she says, on average add seven years to people’s lives. They are having faith and laughing a lot, which is probably why the Bible says, ‘The joy of the Lord is my strength.’

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