Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Wellness Wednesday

Huffington Post has a list of 7 heart-healthy behaviors that can increase longevity.  Currently, heart disease is the number one killer in the U.S.  Although most are common sense habits, they are worth repeating since the article reports that only one percent of the American population follows all of these guidelines.
  1. Don't smoke
  2. Keep physically active
  3. Keep your blood pressure within a normal range
  4. Maintain normal blood glucose levels
  5. Keep your cholesterol levels within the normal range
  6. Keep your weight down
  7. Eat a healthy diet
Following all of these behaviors can lower your risk of dying from heart-related illness by 76 percent.  And can lower your risk of dying from anything by 51 percent.  Go here to read the article. 

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