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Obesity and a lack of exercise have long been associated with an increased risk of heart disease and premature death, but a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that being inactive may take even more years off your life than being obese. However, just one brisk walk every day may reduce the risk of an early death by up to 30 percent.
Dr. Ulf Ekelund and a team of researchers from the University of Cambridge recently analyzed the health data from more than 300,000 men and women who participated in a 12-year health and nutrition study. They compared factors such as height, weight and physical activity to overall death rates and found that the rate of premature death in those who were inactive was more than double the rate of those who were obese.
Participants were classified as either inactive or moderately active. Members of the inactive group were likely to have sedentary jobs and not exercise at all, while members of the moderately active group also had sedentary jobs but reported some daily physical activity—comparable to about a 20-minute walk at a vigorous pace. Just that brief walk, the team determined, was enough to decrease the risk of an early death by 16 to 30 percent.
If indeed staying physically active—even just a little bit each day—can add years to your life, why not make it a point to get moving in 2015? Start with that brisk, 20-minute walk each day!
One of the reasons you take a daily probiotic is to help with digestion, but what about those times when you experience occasional bloating or upset stomach after eating? Taking enzymes with your meals may help provide relief.‡
You may not realize it, but enzymes work differently than probiotics. They support the digestive process by working to break down the foods we eat more completely.‡ And, when it comes to choosing the most effective enzyme formula, there are three important rules to follow. What are they?
Watch this eye-opening video to find out!
The 3 Rules of Enzymes
The 3 Rules of Enzymes explains how to choose the right enzyme formula based on a handful of simple guidelines that are surprisingly easy to remember—including why you should always look at the total number and variety of enzymes, since different enzymes are need to digest different types of food.‡ You will also learn the difference between enzymes and probiotics, and how they complement each other to help you digest your foods more completely and help balance your digestive tract.‡ Be sure to check it out!