One in every four deaths in the U.S. is due to heart disease.
To reduce your risk of heart disease, exercise for 2½ hours each week.
More than one-third of adults and more than one in six children in the United States are obese.
An obese teenager has a greater risk of becoming an obese adult.
Obesity is linked to heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers.
50% of illnesses are related to health behaviors and lifestyle.
40% of all premature deaths in the U.S. are caused by lifestyle choices.
Obese children and teens have a greater risk for bone and joint problems, and sleep apnea.
60-90% of all doctor visits are related to stress.
Cigarette smoking remains the leading preventable cause of death in the U.S.
Smoking harms nearly every organ in the body and affects overall health.
Diabetes is a major cause of heart disease and stroke.
Most health benefits occur with at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week.
Physical activity should be performed in at least 10 minute increments.
Regular physical activity can help you maintain a healthy weight.
Exercising regularly can help reduce your risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
Saturated fat intake should account for only 10% of your total calories per day.
Eating a variety of brightly colored vegetables each day is best for your health.
At least half of all the grains you eat should be whole grains.
Fill up on lean protein sources, including fish, chicken, low-fat meats and beans.
Choose low-fat or fat-free milk and dairy products.