Discussing :: The 8 Habits of Healthy Living

‘The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.’ ~Epicurus I don’t have health insurance, so I have a big investment in staying healthy. And so I did a little research today — I found the top causes of death, then created a spreadsheet for the controllable risk factors for each. Some things can’t be controlled (your age, family history of diseases, gender). But others can. And those things aren’t a huge surprise — you already know not to smoke, drink too much, or eat crappily. It’s interesting, though, how all of the major diseases are caused by the same things: smoking, diet, exercise, alcohol and... read full article

#1

Wice
The 8 Habits of Healthy Living

... and what happened to getting enough sleep?

Latest research says drinking red wine increases risk of breast cancer (1 glass by 15%. 2 glasses a day increases risk by 50%)
http://lifestyle.aol.co.uk/2011/11/03/why-two-glasses-of-wine-a-day-could-increase-breast-cancer-risk/

"Many reputable sources of information are now revealing that we’ve been misled and saturated fat does not cause heart disease. In fact, the “heart healthy” vegetable oils that we’ve been told to use instead of saturated fat pose a much more significant risk."
http://naturalbias.com/12-reasons-why-saturated-fat-is-good-for-you/

Eating red meat is goood for you!
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1358523/Red-meat-good-After-warnings-Sunday-roast-linked-heart-disease.html
http://www.marksdailyapple.com/red-meat-study/

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#2

KH

I'm pretty good on all of those points except one.

#3

Dee-Dee

I am pretty sweet with all except one also, but started on that one 2 months ago so hopefully that will go great...but I'd have to agree with Wice I thought that sleep would be in there somewhere too and that is one thing I lack is continuous good sleep.....

#4

AngelEyes

Stress is killing us. We need to relax more at home & at work. Exercise is one way, laughing is another.

A beautiful, funny, and delicious moment each day keeps the stress away


Dee-Dee

...totally agree laughter is music to the soul after all and it always makes me feel better and relaxes me more....


KH

Yeah. I think I'm working on that one. I have a LONG way to go.


Dee-Dee

I reckon just find what makes you laugh and run with that....I have a tendency to laugh at just about anything.....lol...see!

#5

Starlite5

Yep I'm with you mate on all those points you made except for the meat thing....I try and have a meatless night at least once a week (that's gotta be good for something) but nah I love my juicy steaks too much to give them up but I'm working on everything else :)

#6

Rosie

nah, I think that red meat has way too many nutrients to skip over. Sleep as well.

#7

Mellow

Red eyes, red wine, red meat,...... leaves,... sex. Therefore there is a calling, a need for 'sexercise' to cure stress, fitness, weight, etc, etc.. Try, try & try again........ great for your partner's health too.

#8

Wice

After reading the article on the proven benefits of hugs for heart health

http://www.smart-heart-living.com/hugs-and-heart.html

I'd say that daily hugs should be included in the list too.

#9

djavkal

These are awesome article on 8 Healthy Habits of Healthty living... remember Health is Wealth.. hope to follow this starting 2013, lol!!! Happy New Year everyone!

#10

T T

The 8 tips are pretty spot-on. People should print these out and stick them in front of their computer!

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