Bad Habits May Age Us 12 Years

A study from the Archives of Internal Medicine and covered in USA Today found that the combination of four common bad habits – smoking, drinking too much (3+ drinks/day for men and 2+ drinks/day for women), poor diet (eating fruits and veggies less than 3 times/day) and lack of activity (less than two hours per week) may age us by 12 years.

To us, there is a “Duh!” component to this research. However, the limits of “bad” habits weren’t too extreme – further encouraging us (and people we talk to) that moderate changes and improvements in our lifestyles can make a difference. Being healthy doesn’t have to be a joyless all-or-nothing lifestyle!


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