Saturday, March 28, 2009

Did You Know?

* According to a study by the University of California at San Diego, only 3% of 15-year olds get enough daily exercise compared to 90% of 9-year olds.

* From Circulation, 30% of heart attacks worldwide are caused by poor nutrition.

* According to a study of 8,000 Japanese men, being overweight increases your risk of developing colon growths, which could become cancerous. Researchers also found that, after a year, the men who had dropped some weight also had a lower occurrence of polyps than those who had gained or maintained their weight.

* The average American spends 151 hours per month watching TV, an all-time high. ~Nielsen Media Research

* 12.5% of cancer survivors are meeting NONE of the three recommendations regarding diet, smoking and physical activity. Only 5% are meeting all three. The more recommendations survivors follow, the higher their quality of life. ~Journal of Clinical Oncology

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