Eat a balanced diet, exercise regularly, keep your body fat at a healthy percentage, and don’t smoke.
Those guidelines for overall health are simple enough, aren’t they?
They are the four general barometers that experts believe could help make us healthier – the basic guidelines that healthcare practitioners often give to millions of patients all over the world.
But are we following those guidelines?
I hate to (once again) be the bearer of bad news, but most of us are not.
In fact, only 2.7 percent of the adult population in the US are adhering to all four of those guidelines, according to a new study.
It’s a shame we aren’t doing better, because the four barometers are associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease as well as many other health problems, including cancer and type 2 diabetes.
Ellen Smit, senior author on the study and an associate professor in the OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences, said the findings were not encouraging…
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