This month we reexamine a compelling Harvard University study that outlined the top preventable dietary and lifestyle risk factors for premature death. All of the deaths calculated in the study were considered premature or preventable in that the victims would not have died when they did if they had not been subject to the behaviors or activities linked to their deaths.
Juvenon Health Journal
This month we circle back to an important Harvard study –identifying the top preventable risk factors for premature mortality – as a healthy lifestyle discussion conversation starter. We’ve examined the latest research on high blood pressure, physical inactivity and blood glucose and how to translate these findings into important lifestyle and diet tweaks.
In the past two issues of the Juvenon Health Journal, we’ve utilized an important Harvard study – identifying the top preventable risk factors for premature mortality – as a springboard for a healthy lifestyle discussion.
During the past two months, the Juvenon Health Journal has explored high blood pressure and obesity, which are two of the top 10 preventable risk factors for death as outlined in an important Harvard study. All the deaths calculated in the study were considered premature or preventable in that the victims would likely not have died when they did if not for the behaviors or activities linked to their deaths.
Since the beginning of time, folks have been trying to crack the code on how to extend healthy human life. Today in the United States the life expectancy at birth is about 78 years old, which is a 28-year leap from the life expectancy in 1900.
Did you know that one of the most important health supplements doesn’t come in a capsule or tablet? And better yet, it doesn’t cost a dime! Most of us know regular exercise is beneficial, but too many of us push it to the bottom of our to-do list. Why? Too much effort, not enough time and it’s no fun are common reasons.
You’ve probably heard the expression “sugar high.” Sugar-laden foods do make us feel good while we’re eating them. We can become “addicted” to the taste and the energy burst, too, always wanting more. But could sugar possibly be as damaging to our health as addictive drugs?
What if you could tune your body, like a mechanic tunes a race car, to achieve maximum performance/health? This is not just a fantasy, even though the human body is far more complex than an automobile engine. But thanks to recent advances in analytical technology and nutrition, medical research is getting closer to making “fine-tuning” the body’s biochemical reactions a reality.
etting older does have some advantages. Like becoming wiser, with more knowledge not only about our surroundings, but also about human behavior and motivations, including our own. Among the not-so-good senior experiences, there’s one that’s common, although less conspicuous than slowing down physically and mentally. That’s a decline in the quality of sleep.