Healthy Habits Reduce Risk of Premature Death

by Kathy Jones on  August 23, 2011 at 7:35 PM Lifestyle News
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Adopting four simple lifestyle rules could drastically reduce your risk of dying prematurely, a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health.
 Healthy Habits Reduce Risk of Premature Death
Healthy Habits Reduce Risk of Premature Death

Titled "Low Risk Behaviors and All-Cause Mortality: Findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III Mortality Study", the study says that a person can reduce the risk of dying prematurely by more than 63 percent if he follows four lifestyle rule: getting regular physical exercise, eating a healthy diet and no smoking and no alcohol.

Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta analyzed data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III Mortality Study and found that not smoking provided the best protection against dying prematurely.

"If you want to lead a longer life and feel better, you should adopt healthy behaviors, not smoking, getting regular physical activity, eating healthy and avoiding excessive alcohol use, no more than two drinks per day for men, and one drink per day for women," CDC's director, Dr Thomas Frieden said.

Source: Medindia

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