Health Tip Of The Week...
Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy Diet Cuts Risk of Heart Failure
Harvard Medical School research provides new evidence that maintaining a healthy lifestyle significantly decreases a person's lifetime risk of high blood pressure and heart failure. While this implication is not new, it is significant in that the research tracked nearly 100,000 health providers.
April 19, 2020 - Journal of the American Medical Association
Health and Lifestyle
What if researchers took a look at whether people who are healthy in their 50's and 60's can change their lifestyle and become couch potatoes in 12 years or less?
May be that study would be titled, "It's never too late to throw away your health by eating junk foods and adopting a sedentary lifestyle."
Wait a minute. Come to think of it, that study is already in progress and many, perhaps virtually all Americans are participating in it.
But, let's reverse this. An article published back in 2004 revealed that it is never too late to make lifestyle changes that dramatically reduce your risk of cancer.
It contradicts the common myth that it's too late to make changes if you are in your 50's or 60's.
In contrast, the study revealed that out of 29,000 women between the ages of 55 to 69 whose lifestyle habits were tracked, those who followed healthy recommendations such as eating fruits and vegetables and avoiding tobacco use, were remarkably healthier 12 years later.
The bottom line for this study was that you are never too old to improve your health by following a healthy lifestyle…even if you are in your 60's.
Interestingly, these studies do not include the benefits of a healthy nerve system. One can only imagine how the benefits of a healthy lifestyle would be amplified if the people in these studies had been receiving regular chiropractic care as well.
The Bottom Line…The Bottom Line…The Bottom Line…
The above study revealed that 22% of the cancers that did occur could have been avoided if all the women in the study group followed all of the health recommendations. 31% of the cancers would have been avoided if people had stopped smoking. Women that maintained normal body weight, had a healthy diet, took folic acid supplements, took part in vigorous exercise for at least 30 minutes a day and rarely consumed medication had a 54% lower risk of high blood pressure.
This issue of the HealthTip of the Week is brought to you as a public service by…
Gossett Chiropractic Arts