Your Life Expectancy

Changing my eating habits along with moderate exercise has provided me a better life experience with my active lifestyle.

Eric Tonningsen's Awakening to Awareness

“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” ~ Jim Rohn

I recently read a research brief published by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College titled, How Will More Obesity and Less Smoking Affect Life Expectancy. In the piece, Dr. Samuel Preston and colleagues write that personal behaviors can have a major influence on how long people live. Two especially damaging behaviors are smoking and the poor nutrition and exercise habits that result in obesity. No surprise there, right?

Obesity is on the rise while smoking is on the decline.The question is whether the benefits from less smoking will outweigh the harm from rising obesity. The brief projects how changes in obesity and smoking will impact life expectancy in 2040.

Adults smoke for a variety of reasons. They may have stress and pressures because of economic and personal reasons. They may be unemployed…

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