Thursday, September 9, 2010

How Far We Are from a Healthy Lifestyle...

I read an article today that shocked me.  It cited a 2005 study in the Archives of Internal Medicine, that examined the top five healthy behaviors--not smoking, exercise, healthy diet, managing stress and preventative health care like mammograms and colonoscopies.  The study indicated that of the 153,000 people surveyed in 2000, only 2-4% of Americans do all of these things!

With the rising cost of health care--Obamacare or not--I guess I figured more people were living like me, trying to do everything to stay healthy and out of the doctor's office.  I guess that study only justifies why I should continue to write this blog and maintain this website!

Please comment on which of the five healthy behaviors you are doing, and which you are not.

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