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Better Health Begins with the Basics

07/29/18

  05:55:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 206 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Research, Preventive care

Better Health Begins with the Basics

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Taking a proactive approach to wellness can dramatically cut your risk for heart disease and cancer, and even add over a decade to your life, a recent study suggests.

The analysis of 120,000 participants found that men and women who followed five healthy habits – eating healthy, exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy body weight, not smoking, and moderating alcohol consumption – were 82% less likely to die of cardiovascular disease and 65% less likely to die from cancer. In addition, adopting these habits can add an extra 14 years to the lives of women over the age of fifty and add an extra 12 years to the lives of men.

Preventive care goes hand in hand with healthy habits. This is why MedBen WellLiving encourages yearly checkups and age- and gender-appropriate cancer screenings as key elements of an employer’s overall wellness strategy. By helping employees to reduce their risk of heart disease and cancer, you benefit from a healthier, more productive workplace, and lower your long-term care costs as well.

Sticking to the basics may seem obvious, but it’s often the clear choices that make the biggest difference. Learn more about how MedBen WellLiving can aid you in promoting healthier lifestyles by contacting Vice President of Sales and Marketing Brian Fargus at bfargus@medben.com.

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