People Living Longer but Not Healthier Lives

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dailymail.co.uk

Sobering stats on quality of life, rather than just longevity. Not too surprising, and a number of these issues are not limited to the USA. The numbers:

  • 26.2% of the entire population doesn’t exercise
  • 36% of adults don’t exercise
  • 21% still smoke tobacco
  • 1,000 people take up smoking every day
  • By 2030, half the country will be obese and treating obesity-related disease will increase by $66 billion per year

At the individual level, each of us can take action (exercise, healthy eating, abstain from smoking), at the level of society  and programs and policies, solutions are harder and more contentious.

People Living Longer but Not Healthier Lives.

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