Dying in America of Preventable Diseases

Nearly 2.5 million Americans die each year.  Researchers determined that tobacco smoking is responsible for 467,000 of those, followed by high blood pressure contributing 395,000 deaths, overweight-obesity, physical inactivity and high blood glucose levels each accounting for between 190,000 to 216,000 each.  PositiveTip: How are you doing with your lifestyle choices? Each of these diseases…

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Physical Inactivity and Risk of Serious Disease

After analysing the lifestyle habit data in several large studies, researchers have found that those who were physically inactive doubled their risk of ischemic heart disease, experienced 72% increased risk of ischemic stroke, a 52% higher risk of breast cancer, and an 80% increase in colon cancer risk.PositiveTip: Exercise is a great way to reduce…

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