• Premature Death and what we can do about it.

    40% of premature death is caused by “behavioral patterns”. I was reading a study from University California, San Francisco and they where looking at early death.

    It is an amazing factor that 40% of people that die young are driving themselves to that party by their daily choices. Now I am fairly sure they do not look at it like that but the science does.

    A big part of that number is obesity and smoking, it’s a US study. But even in Canada the number of obese people is going up. Smoking numbers are going down but it needs to go lower.

    What to do? Well every year or so pick an area of your life and make it healthier. Read somethings, ask some people, try some things and see what happens. Make it simple, make it repeatable and find ways to enjoy it and make it part of your routine.

    I have said before, this year I am eating more fruit a day, my goal by the end of the year is to have 4 pieces of fruit 5 days a week. So far so good. I found that if I blend them up in the morning and drink it at work it gets done 17 days out of 20 so far. Not perfect but I have a few months left to tweak my system.

    The thing I know from work it once a persons behavioral patterns have caused a problem they are normally difficult to change in a short time and sometimes that’s not fast enough.

    Be Well,
    Ward Willison
    allbodycare.com
    Acupuncture & Other Natural Therapies

    reference article is here http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsa073350