Wednesday, July 4, 2012

How To Stay Healthy Even If You Eat Junk, Smoke Ciggies, Skip Exercise & Booze It Up | Care2 Healthy Living

 Thanks to Audrey Silk for posting this on Facebook via NYC CLASH-

Clearly, there are many factors contributing to why one person winds up sick when another stays healthy, in spite of poor health habits. The same is true for the health nut who is doing everything “right” but still winds up sick.
So what are these factors that your doctor probably isn’t discussing with you?

 This is a great article/commentary that should put a smile on everyone's face.

Read on:

How To Stay Healthy Even If You Eat Junk, Smoke Ciggies, Skip Exercise & Booze It Up | Care2 Healthy Living

4 comments:

  1. Study: live to 100 by defying all health advice


    Einstein College recently studied folks who lived past age 95. The reluctantly reported result: "People who live to 95 or older are no more virtuous than the rest of us in terms of their diet, exercise routine or smoking and drinking habits."

    Einstein College press release:

    http://www.einstein.yu.edu/home/news_pr ... 78&pt=news

    Did you notice in link above that they just state that the very old smoked about as much as did people who died younger, with no detail given, although detail is given regarding eating, boozing, exercise, and so on? Well, when it came to publishing the abstract with the National Institutes of Health, they ignore smoking results entirely! They do say that smoking was studied, but make no mention whatsoever that smoking was not shown to impair longevity: again, as with the press release, precise detail is given regarding other studied factors, but when it came to smoking -- the holy taboo of all holy taboos -- they simply couldn't bear even to mention their own finding!

    Here it is: the official NIH abstract:

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21812767

    You'd probably have to pay about $50 to buy the full study from the Wiley service where it's posted. But you don't have to. A reporter for an independent publication who read the study tells us that about 74% of 70-year old men smoked and that smokers still made up the majority of over-95 men at 60%, while 26% of 70-year-old women smoked and a greater proportion of about 30% of over-95 women smoked, and that, all-in-all, the oldest folks did not particularly follow any of the Healthist advice to exercise, eat "healthy", or avoid booze and tobacco.

    The news article:

    http://lee-robinson-petzer.tumblr.com/p ... pectations

    Did you note the researcher's conclusion: "Although this study demonstrates that centenarians can be obese, smoke and avoid exercise ... We should watch our weight, avoid smoking and be sure to exercise, since these activities have been shown to have great health benefits for the general population, including a longer lifespan."

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  2. Thanks for posting. Neither the 1st, nor the 3rd link(s) work. Would you mind posting them again?

    "They do say that smoking was studied, but make no mention whatsoever that smoking was not shown to impair longevity: again, as with the press release, precise detail is given regarding other studied factors, but when it came to smoking -- the holy taboo of all holy taboos -- they simply couldn't bear even to mention their own finding!"

    I'm not surprised. They also never mention how much or how little a person smokes, as if to say that there is no such thing as a dose response relationship between smoking and disease. Of course there exists a dose response relationship with every substance known to man....EXCEPT for tobacco. How very scientific:-)

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  3. Great article find Jredheadgirl. I hope you won't mind me reposting (and giving you credit for the find, of course) to the forum we'd like to see more of you on.
    http://forum.smokersclubinternational.com/viewtopic.php?f=102&t=17701
    To quotew the late, great, George Carlin (may he rest in peace)......"Drink up, Shriners!"

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