“About 800,000 Americans die from cardiovascular disease annually. A quarter of these deaths could be prevented through simple lifestyle changes such as maintaining a healthy weight, exercising, and managing your diabetes.”
That statistic and the recommendation for preventing that outcome are detailed in this article. We are told to make “simple lifestyle changes” but what exactly does that entail? How do you maintain a healthy weight? What kind and how much exercise should you get? How can you optimize your diet?
If you simply go by what conventional wisdom says, you may make some progress, but not nearly enough, as the article explains.
For me quality is the deciding factor in most things. Let me explain – if you decide to become a vegetarian because you are convinced it is the healthiest way to eat, but you eat conventionally grown or GMO produce, how healthy do you think it will be? If, on the other hand, you decide to do the Paleo diet and eat meat and dairy from conventionally raised cows, you are feeding yourself antibiotics, hormones and chemicals. Doesn’t sound very healthy to me.
I agree – there are simple lifestyle changes anyone can make to improve the quality of their health. Simple, of course, doesn’t necessarily mean easy. And even though it sounds pretty straightforward, such as, “eat a healthy diet” – you need to understand what that really means otherwise you may do yourself more harm than good.
Where do you get reliable advice for improving your health?
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