Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Lance Armstrong was the reason I first checked out the  LIVESTRONG  blog but now it's Adam Bornstein that keeps me coming back. I have too little time these days to write the kind of posts that Adam writes but I'm happy to steer my readers his way, especially when he writes posts like this one. Take notes on this one.

Do you know what's affecting your health?
It might seem like a ridiculous question. After all, you control what you eat, how much you exercise, and all the other behaviors that influence your overall health.
But if you're like most people, your actions are oftentimes influenced by the information you receive. And a lot of that information—too much, in fact—is diluted with mistruths, inaccuracies, or in some instances, ridiculousness (yeah, it's a word) and false promises.
How else would you describe these staggering statistics: Right now 35 percent of all adults are obese and 62 percent are overweight.
The simple answer: Eat better and exercise more.
The real answer: Remove the misleading ideas and increase awareness about the bad habits that make it harder for you to be healthy. With that in mind, we've put together a guide of the worst trends of 2011. Avoiding these mistakes will give you a better chance at improving your health in 2012.

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