These 4 Healthy Habits Can Prevent These 4 Common Killers

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A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine has found people adhering to 4 simple lifestyle behaviors can prevent diabetes, heart attacks, strokes and even cancer!  The 4 lifestyle behaviors are:

1. Not smoking

2. Exercising 3.5 hours per week

3. Eating a healthy diet (vegetables, fruits, beans, whole grains, nuts, seeds and limited amount of meat)

4. Maintaining healthy body weight

In people who follow these lifestyle behaviors, 93% of diabetes, 81% of heart attacks, 50% of strokes and 36% of all cancers were prevented!

 

Source:

Ford ES, et al.  Healthy living is the best revenge:  Findings from the European prospective investigation into cancer and nutrition- Potsdam Study.  Arch Int Med 2009: 169 (15) 1355-1362.