Only 3% Live a Healthy Lifestyle

Posted on April 27, 2005

We have seen the new healthy pyramid website released by the government. But how many people actually follow health guidelines and live a healthly lifestyle? Only 3% do. reports on a recent study that found while some people do good at one or two healthy things or 3% did all four of these:

  • 76 percent didn't smoke
  • 40 percent maintained a healthy weight (these tended to be younger and better educated)
  • 23 percent ate five or more fruits and vegetables a day
  • 22 percent got at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity at least five times a week

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