Americans Still Falling Short of a Healthy Lifestyle: Tips for Having a Healthier One

May 22, 2013
by Anthony Rivas
Medical Daily


The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new report yesterday, which found that Americans are continuing to make poor lifestyle decisions that will lead them to developing heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic illnesses, according to HealthDay News.

After examining survey answers from nearly 77,000 random interviews conducted between 2008 and 2010, the CDC found that of the six out of 10 adults who drink, there's been an increase in episodic heavy drinking of five or more drinks in one day. They found that 20 percent of adults smoke, and less than half of them have attempted to quit in the past year, and also that only one in five adults meet the federal guidelines for aerobic activity and muscle-strengthening exercise. One in three are completely inactive when it comes to aerobic exercise during leisure time.


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