Read this in one of my textbooks the other night. It’s easier than we think to be healthy; don’t smoke, get exercise, don’t drink (excessively) and eat clean!
“Despite evidence linking certain behaviors with chronic diseases, many Americans continue to engage in unhealthy behaviors. An estimated 20 percent of US adults consume five or more drinks in a single day at least once a year; 20 percent are cigarette smokers; 40 percent are physically inactive; 60 percent are either overweight or obese; and 30 percent average 6 hours or less of sleep per day. For the two out of three Americans who do not smoke or drink alcohol excessively, the one choice that can influence long-term health prospects more than any other is diet.”
- Understanding Nutrition 13th Edition. Whitney, E. and Rolfes, S.R. Wadsworth, Cengage Learning. 2013.