Life Expectancy Declines in the USA

Life Expectancy Declines in the USAI was watching the news a few weeks ago, and watched a brief news story about how the life expectancy in the USA has declined for the first time since 1993. I was not surprised. What I was surprised about was how little attention the story was given. The media gave this story about 15 minutes of air time.  I find this disturbing. People are more interested in hearing what our President-Elect has tweeted all week than anything regarding their health.

If you missed the brief news story about it, a friend of mine sent me the actual article, “U.S. Life Expectancy Declines for the First Time Since 1993” and suggested it would be great for me to share my thoughts.

Here’s the synopsis, heart disease is still the number one killer amongst Americans, cancer still takes a close second. “We’re seeing the ramifications of the increase in obesity,” said Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “And we’re seeing that in an increase in heart disease.”

The article goes on to explain what contributes to the increase in deaths, “several experts pointed out that other Western nations are not seeing similar rises in mortality, suggesting an urgency to determine what is unique about health, health care and socioeconomic conditions in the United States.”

I urge everyone to educate yourself about your health. It is not hard to maintain.  In fact, it is very easy. You can exercise every day.  You don’t need a gym or a trainer to do that, you simply need discipline. If you don’t have that, then hire a trainer to help jump start you.

In regards to nutrition, it is easy and yes it can be affordable.  (I discussed this in my last article, “Why Is Your Health on the Back Burner?”  Check it out again if you need to refresh your memory.)

Until next time, stay healthy, be fit, and make good choices.

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