Less than 7% of U.S. adults engaged in all five healthy behaviors recommended by public health institutions, including HHS, the CDC, the American Lung Association and the American Cancer Society, researchers reported. These behaviors include exercise, maintaining a healthy diet and normal BMI, and avoiding cigarette smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.
The analysis was based on 26,194 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey responses from adults aged 20 to 79 years. The results were recently published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
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