If you want to live a long, healthy, quality of life, you must avoid these four “life killers.”
1. Smoking. This one is pretty obvious and doesn’t warrant much discussion. Avoiding smoking is the most impactful disease-prevention lifestyle habit you can have.
2. Being Overweight. This is the result of poor food choices, eating too much of it, along with not enough physical activity. Being overweight or obese often leads to high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
3. Sitting and Lack of Activity. Lack of physical activity leads to weight gain and the diseases associated with being overweight. Interestingly, inactivity has been found to be more harmful to your health than obesity! Sitting too much has recently become the “new” smoking. The more you sit throughout the day, the more likely you are to die from “all causes.” Too much sitting was recently found to be responsible for 43,000 new cases of colon cancer and 49,000 cases of breast cancer every year!
4. Poor Diet. Eating processed, junk, and fast food loaded with flour, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, and bad fats is the major cause of weight gain, poor health and disease. You have to eat well to be well! This means eating whole, unprocessed foods that are anti-inflammatory.
If you want to live well, feel well, and enjoy a high quality of life now and in your later years, you have to take charge of your lifestyle. Health is not a gift, it must be earned.