It would be beneficial to our lives if we stick to just four fundamental principles – to exercise regularly, to eat healthy, avoid smoking, and avoid obesity.
Thus, the risk of developing serious illnesses such as diabetes, heart attack, stroke, and cancer decreases by as much as 80%, according to research results published in the new issue of Archives of Internal Medicine.
The factors that lead you to better health include:
- The complete withdrawal from cigarettes
- Physical exercise no less than 3.5 hours a week
- A diet low in red meat and rich in fruits and vegetables
- A body mass index of no more than 30 (BMIs above 30 is an indicator of obesity; BMI is calculated by dividing weight by height).
Researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as their German colleagues, have for 12 years now (from 1996 to 2006) studied the habits of over 23,000 people aged 35 to 65, following their weight, nutrition, and other patterns.
An analysis of the collected data shows that people who have followed the four main recommendations have put their health at a significantly lower risk than the others – diabetes is 93% less, cardiac arrest – by 81 %, stroke by 50%, and oncological diseases by 36%.
Only about 9% of the observers complied with the four rules, the others did so only partially or in a certain period during the observed six years.
Researchers noted that compliance with just one of the four main recommendations dramatically reduced the risk of developing severe chronic diseases.
Researchers regret that, although at first glance the recommendations do not seem to be too complicated to follow, it has been challenging to persuade observers to abide by all four steps.Reference:
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