Saturday, July 07, 2007

4 Simple Steps Reduce Death Risk 40%

tidbits that tantalizeCome On - You Can Do This...

If you ate your way through your twenties, and worked your way through your thirties, you're probably showing a bit of wear. But, don't despair. You have a long-lost friend in South Carolina who's going to help you regain the vigor of your teenage years - or, at least help you bring the downward spiral to a screeching halt.

Dr. Dana King, of the University of South Carolina, reports rather stunning results concerning the impact of midlife lifestyle changes. It takes a mere four years - think about that - to effectively reverse the damage done in those years of work and wantons. But...

There's a plan you must follow to achieve these results. It's not a complicated plan, and it requires no special tools. It requires only the full participation of one critical component for success: your horribly neglected body.

So, take these simple steps to reduce your risk of heart disease by 35%, and your risk of death by 40%:

-Eat five or more fruits and vegetables each day

-Exercise a minimum of 2.5 hours each week

-Maintain a healthy weight

-Stop smoking

That's it. Do these four simple things and, at the end of four years, you'll be on a par with the folks who have been doing them all along. Wow - it's a bargain!

But - you have to do all four. Completing only 3 of the 4 showed little, if any, reward.

So, come on - toss that butt, grab an apple, take a walk, and shed a pound or two. That's it - Welcome to the first day of the rest of your healthy life!

To read more about the study, see this from Reuters. To read more about leading a healthy lifestyle, see this from the Heart of Mersey.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tim,

I'm still waiting for the day that you report eating 2 to 3 cookies a day will lead to a longer, healthier life.

Doesn't look hopeful right now though, does it?

Suzanne

4:21 PM  
Blogger Sylvia C. said...

Tim,

This seems like a simple, straightforward plan. I always like that type of plan.

And I can do all 4!

It's my husband who is always looking at me kinda funny as I force an apple on him as his "late-night" snack.

Thanks! Even more reason!

Sylvia C.

11:06 PM  
Blogger tim said...

Suzanne:

Cookies? Well, maybe not. But, chocolate is a big winner in the health arena. So, at least you can be healthy and enjoy a nice treat now and then.

Sylvia:

It is a simple plan, isn't it? And, glad to hear you're helping your husband ease into the healthy lane of life - it will make for a much more enjoyable, and longer, journey.

Have a great day,

tim

9:29 AM  

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