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Simple Lifestyle Changes Adds a Decade
5 years ago

Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Add a Decade or More Healthy Years to the Average Lifespan, Canadian Study Shows

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1. GET ACTIVE: Inactivity can shave almost four years off a person's expected lifespan. People who are physically inactive are twice as likely to be at risk for heart disease or stroke.

2. KNOW AND CONTROL CHOLESTEROL LEVELS: Almost 40% of Canadian adults have high blood cholesterol, which can lead to the build up of fatty deposits in your arteries − increasing your risk for heart disease and stroke

3. FOLLOW A HEALTHY DIET: Healthy eating is one of the most important things you can do to improve your health

4. KNOW AND CONTROL BLOOD PRESSURE: High blood pressure − often called a 'silent killer' because it has no warning signs or symptoms − affects one in five Canadians.

5. ACHIEVE AND MAINTAIN A HEALTHY WEIGHT: Almost 60 per cent of Canadian adults are either overweight or obese − major risk factors for heart disease and stroke. Being obese can reduce your life span by almost four years.

6. MANAGE DIABETES: By 2016 an estimated 2.4 million Canadians will live with diabetes.Diabetes increases the risk of high blood pressure, atherosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries), coronary artery disease, and stroke, particularly if your blood sugar levels are poorly controlled.

7. BE TOBACCO FREE: More than 37,000 Canadians die prematurely each year due to tobacco use, and thousands of non-smokers die each year from exposure to second-hand smoke.

5 years ago

It is all so simple; eating and living in a healthy way.

5 years ago

I  agree that the principles of healthy living are simple, but the things they describe in this list are actually quite difficult for a lot of people. 
Managing weight for example, or controlling smoking and cholesterol. People struggle with these.

5 years ago

5 years ago

take the test,to know your REAL AGE.

Lifestyle Change Is Important
5 years ago

I recently partnered with Shaklee and they are very committed to helping people live healthier lives and fully support healthy diet and exercise along with good supplementation and a non-toxic living environment. Seminars I've attended are always driving home the fact that we as individuals need to pay very close attention to what we are doing to support or breakdown our health.

Recently I learned about the startling statistics on childhood obesity and the occurrence of Type 2 diabetes, (which used to only be seen in adults), in that population. Kids today are brought up on a lot of prepackaged junk food, sodas and energy drinks that don't come close to meeting their nutritional needs. Add that to hours and hours spent in front of a video game, computer and TV screens rather than outside getting some exercise and you have a recipe for not only unhealthy kids, but unhealthy adults. The end result is huge medical costs to deal with the ensuing diseases.

Changing your lifestyle is easy, yet it's not. I know, because I had to do it when I was a kid as I was on my way to being an obese adult. It starts with small changes, like eliminating potato chips and taking a walk around the block, then builds from there. Change is easier when you have a goal and a family member or a friend to share your journey.

Unfortunately, when it comes right down to it, a person won't change until they're ready. Continued education and opportunities to make lifestyle changes easier and more appealing are important. Our lives and the lives of people we know and love depend on it. 

Healthy Living
5 years ago
I don't know if my other comment posted -- but just wanted to give a heads up to Randy and Diana for all the good work that they do.  Blessings to both of you.
5 years ago
Ginger -- thank you for the reminder about Shaklee's.  Many many years ago I used to be a distributor.  Have to add to my list of things to do -- check out Shaklee's and Sunrider again.  Both are GREAT companies. 
4 years ago

Good reminder to tips for good health.

4 years ago

Definitely useful tips. Thank you!

Add JAMA's findings to go into turbo-boost
4 years ago

The influential Journal of the American Medical Association also published their finding, almost 10 years ago, to the effect that each individual should supplement daily with a good multivitamin and mineral combination due to the shortages found in even the healthiest diet. Make sure that you embrace the latest technology to avoid poor utilization by only using nutrients that are presented in a natural food-form.

4 years ago

Yes only what comes from real food.

4 years ago

Unfortunately real food is so denatured in modern society that it has become almost impossible to meet our micro nutrient needs via the natural way, hence the need to supplement with nutrients that emulate real food. This has become possible via technological breakthroughs in the last decade.

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