No magic solution for longevity

Any form of moderate exercise three to four times a week, for 30 to 60 minutes, is beneficial especially if sustained over the long term.
Any form of moderate exercise three to four times a week, for 30 to 60 minutes, is beneficial especially if sustained over the long term. PHOTO: ST FILE

All kinds of "magic" solutions have been lauded as a secret to longevity, from a diet of Okinawan sweet potatoes to antioxidants.

But there are no easy answers when it comes to prolonging one's health into old age, say experts The Sunday Times spoke to.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 27, 2018, with the headline 'No magic solution for longevity'. Print Edition | Subscribe