Healthy behaviors make you healthier – DUH

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a report that found – sit down for this – people who adopted “healthy behaviors” were 63% less likely to die early.

There’s a quote from the late journalist William Safire that applies to this study, “Never assume that the obvious is true”.

Researchers from the CDC defined low-risk behaviors as never smoking, eating a healthy diet, moderate-intensity or vigorous-intensity physical activity and moderate alcohol consumption.  The study found that people who engaged in all four of these healthy behaviors were 66% less likely to die of cancer, 65% less likely to die early from cardiovascular disease, and 57% less likely to die early from other causes compared with people who did not engage in any of those healthy behaviors.

In light of this recent study by the CDC I have decided to conduct my own study.  I will examine the health effects of sky diving without a parachute….I’m looking for study volunteers, let me know if you’re interested!

About Craig Thompson

I am a young professional with two great sons, and I work in the healthcare setting. I am employed in hospital administration and serve as Chief Executive Officer at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare in Clinton, Missouri. At GVMH we care for our families, friends and neighbors. We're committed to providing the safest, friendliest and most compassionate care to all we serve.
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