Thursday, April 27, 2006

America's Heart Health Report Card

Just read something worth repeating. The National Institutes of Health reports that only 3 percent of Americans practice what they call the "big Four" habits to prevent heart disease. You read that right: only three percent!

I'm always suspicious of statistics, but even if they were fudging a little to make a point, you and I know there's a big problem, on average, with America's health habits.

For the record, the NIH's "big four" health practices for preventive maintenance are:

1. Healthy diet
2. Regular physical activity
3. Proper weight
4. Don't smoke

Bet you could have guessed those. Pretty basic.

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