DRINK ONLY IN MODERATION
Dr. Marcus departs from the study’s assertion that women can safely drink between five and 15 grams of alcohol daily and men between five and 30 grams daily. “There’s some scientific evidence suggesting that even moderate alcohol consumption increases the risk of certain cancers. “ In individuals with the disease of alcoholism, even one drink is dangerous. It also adds a lot of calories to your diet. While some tout alcohol’s stress-reducing qualities, Dr. Marcus isn’t buying it. “There are healthier ways to manage stress, from meditating to physical activity and spending time with people you love.”Study participants who drank more than 30 grams of alcohol per day were 25 percent more likely to die prematurely than moderate drinkers.
The researchers believe that adopting healthy habits “could substantially reduce premature mortality and prolong life expectancy in U.S. adults.” Dr. Marcus doesn’t disagree, but takes a pragmatic approach. “In medical school epidemiology classes, I learned that association doesn’t necessarily equal causation. Just strive to be a little healthier each day. As you feel better, it creates a virtuous cycle of health.”
IT'S NOT A SHORT TERM DIET. IT'S A LONG TERM LIFESTYLE CHANGE!
A healthy lifestyle is one which helps to keep and improve people's health and well-being. It helps to benefit your critical health numbers, including weight, blood sugar, blood pressure, and blood cholesterol.