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The Key To A Long Life? Science Says It’s Regular Church Attendance

What’s the key to having a long and happy life?

It may have to do with your Sunday morning routine. Harvard Researchers compiling the Nurses’ Health Study looked at the lives of more than 70,000 people, and found that those who attended church several times a week had a 33 percent lower chance of dying during the 20 years that the research was being gathered. In fact, they found a direct correlation between how frequently someone attended church, and how likely they were to die. Participants who went once a week had a 26 percent lower death rate, and even those who only went infrequently had a 13 percent lower chance of dying. Just something to think about about next time you want to sleep in on a Sunday.

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