A 2007 analysis from the National Center for Health Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that women's life expectancy is 80.4 years compared with 75.3 years for men.
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Do women live longer than men?
David L. Katz, MD,MPH, Integrative Medicine, answered
What are some upcoming dietary trends?
HealthCorps answeredThe Calorie Control Council, an international association representing low-calorie and reduced-fat foods and beverages, predicts the following trends:
• A focus on preventing weight gain rather than just treating excess weight. Small diet and lifestyle changes can prevent the typical one- to two-pound weight gain many adults experience yearly.
• New national dietary guidelines will emphasize consumption of fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, omega-3 fatty-acid rich foods, low-calorie dairy products, and more physical activity. The guidelines also will stress limiting trans and saturated fats and dramatically reducing white sugar and sodium.
• Manufacturers will continue to offer “light” products. These products may have lower sugar and fat levels, but buyer beware: Some extra ingredients make them taste good, so read labels carefully to see what those ingredients are.
• Corporate wellness will be a goal for companies. Keeping workers healthy offers a huge opportunity for monetary savings.
• Calorie-conscious foods at restaurants will continue to be a burgeoning business.
How much exercise should I do in my 40s?
Scripps Health answeredThe need for exercise cannot be overemphasized. More often than not, people who exercise regularly are healthier. This is partially because regular exercisers tend to have other healthy habits.
The exercise recommendation is 150 minutes per week. Exercise doesn’t need to be painful. Moderate activity, such as brisk walking, is adequate to maintain cardiovascular health.Helpful? 3 people found this helpful.
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