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June 4, 2018 • Healthy Eating & Nutrition


Oh, the power of healthy living! In the first full-scale investigation of the impact of five basic healthy living practices on disease prevention and longevity, Harvard researchers uncovered wowing findings.

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For this analysis, over 120,000 adult men and women had their lifestyle habits and health monitored over a period of 27 to 34 years. Based on this ground-breaking study, here is the upshot of what they determined. Men and women adhering to the following five lifestyle habits: keeping body weight in a healthy range (BMI < 25), not smoking, eating a healthy diet, keeping alcohol intake low (no more than one drink a day in women or two drinks a day in men), and exercising for 30 minutes or more daily

  • Lived 14 years longer (women) and 12 years longer (men) relative to those who did not adhere to the same habits.
  • Lowered their risk of cardiovascular disease (our #1 killer) by 82%
  • Lowered their risk of death by 74%
  • Were 65% less likely to die of cancer

This study underscores why I do what I do and screams my tagline:

Choose Health – Extraordinary Things Will Happen

(Circulation, 2018; CIRCULATIONAHA.117.032047 DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.117.032047)


We’ve released our brand new, totally updated Eat Right for Life recorded webinar series.


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