There has been a misconception for quite some time that strokes and heart attacks only happen to overweight and/or older people…. Au contraire, ladies! Sometimes, being thin carries a false sense of security. Cleveland Clinic cardiologist, Arman Askari, MD, says “While it’s true that thin people may be more prone to lead active, healthy lifestyles, I’ve also seen all types of people — from a 39-year-old smoker or a buff, pro beach volleyball player — who suffer heart attacks,” he says. “Coronary artery disease doesn’t discriminate fat or thin, male or female.” Other diseases that strike younger than you may think include: melanoma, osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes, breast cancer, Alzheimer’s and gout.
A poor diet can definitely shorten your life; increasing your risk for many diseases typical of those 65 years and older. Young age and high metabolism alone won’t do it if you are eating foods high in saturated fats and oils.
Let’s look at a lifestyle change…try a healthier diet, what about exercising or being more active and don’t forget the sunscreen!
D. Kimberly suggests 5 Ways to Start Your Journey to Healthy Living…
Identify the source
Mind over matter
Practice portion control
Alternative snack foods
You know what they say, ‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’