Four Habits That Lead To A Longer, Healthier Life

According to a CDC survey of 17,000 people published in the American Journal of Public Health, people who don’t smoke, exercise regularly, have a healthy diet, and drink moderately were 63 percent less likely to die at an early age. Individuals who practiced all four of the behaviors together were nearly two-thirds less likely to die of cancer or heart disease and 57 percent less likely to die of other causes than people who didn’t practice any of the healthy habits. Among participants, nearly half said they practiced at least one of the four behaviors the survey studied. The researchers said the estimates of mortality that can be postponed underscore the need for improving the overall level of healthy living in the United States. More here.

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