When It Comes To Heart Risk, Healthy Living Pays Off!

According to a new study published in Journal of the American Medical Association, eating right and exercising is still the best way to protect your health, and your heart.

I know. It’s hardly a revelation, but earlier this year a report said nowadays more Americans have multiple chronic illnesses—including heart disease—than ever before.

Clearly, a lot of us aren’t getting the message. We’ve got too many cheeseburgers and hotdogs on the brain!

The research found individuals that lost weight, exercised, avoided smoking and drinking, and ate plenty of fruits and vegetables have a lower lifetime risk of heart failure and high blood pressure.

So next time you see someone coming out of a Burger King, slap the bag out of their hand, and run! It’s good exercise.

In related news, low-calorie, plant-based diets also help lower heart risks.

Via HealthDay News.

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jocelyn - July 24, 2009 11:58 AM

You are too funny! I know what you mean though. Just the other day I split an order of fries with my daughter and husband. After eating a few, I didn't want any more. Actually, they were pretty gross and made me feel bloated and greasy. We didn't even finish them all. I guess our tastes are changing... Yea! However, I should have slapped the bag out of our hands before we even dug in. Or better yet, not stop at the restaurant in the first place.

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