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The

Day-to-Day
Health
Issue

You don't have
to meditate on
a mountaintop
to live your
best life.

LONG LIVE US
As the average life span increases, we have more opportunities
than ever to improve our health. So what are we waiting for?

PHOTO BY ALTRENDO/GLOW IMAGES

In America, the average life expectancy
is 78.8 and going up. In fact, we've gained
a couple of years in the past two decades-
the life expectancy in 1996 was 76.1.
The seven leading causes of death are:
heart disease, cancer, chronic lower
respiratory diseases, accidents, stroke,
Alzheimer's disease and diabetes.
A healthy diet, not smoking, staying
active, managing stress and taking basic
safety precautions can lower our risk
of premature death.

The bad news? More than one-third
(34.9 percent) of U.S. adults are obese,
a major risk factor for disease.
The good news? Fewer people are
smoking. Just less than 17 percent of U.S.
adults smoke; in 1965, it was 42 percent.
And while 39.6 percent of men and
women in the U.S. will have cancer in their
lifetimes, the overall cancer death rate has
declined since the early 1990s.

Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; National Cancer Institute

You have the
power to improve
your health and
prevent or manage
disease, maximizing the years you
have-both in
length and quality.
Read on to find
out how.

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