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!