The Atlantic: Less Than 3 Percent of Americans Live a ‘Healthy Lifestyle’
"Here’s another bummer of a statistic to toss on the pile: Less than 3 percent of Americans meet the basic qualifications for a “healthy lifestyle,” according to a new study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The study authors defined a “healthy lifestyle” as one that met four qualifications: 1.) Moderate or vigorous exercise for at least 150 minutes a week; 2.) A diet score in the top 40 percent on the Healthy Eating Index; 3.) A body fat percentage under 20 percent (for men) or 30 percent (for women) and 4.) Not smoking." Read full story.
SCIENCE DAILY: Long Naps, Daytime Sleepiness Tied To Greater Risk Of Metabolic Syndrome
"Taking long naps or being excessively tired during the day is associated with a higher risk for developing metabolic syndrome, according to a new study." Read full story.
SCIENCE DAILY: Adherence To Japanese Diet Guidelines Linked To Longer Life
"Closer adherence to Japanese dietary guidelines is associated with a lower risk of death from all causes and death from cardiovascular disease, particularly stroke, finds a new study." Read full story.
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