Making Lifestyle Choices for a Healthier Century

Jan. 3, 2000
Major nonprofit health organizations advocate key lifestyle choices for living longer.

Want to live long into the next century? The California offices of the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association and American Lung Association say there are five lifestyle choices anyone can make to live longer and healthier.

Exercise regularly, eat five servings of fruits and vegetables daily, buckle your seat belt, reduce stress and, if you smoke, quit.

"Smoking is the number one preventable cause of premature death," said Dr. Vanessa Tatum with the American Lung Association. "If you're a smoker and trying to improve your health and get in shape, there's no better time than today to quit smoking."

According to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), people who maintain low blood pressure and cholesterol levels and who don't smoke can add six to nine-and-a-half years to their lives, compared to those who are less careful about their health.

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Dave Blanchard, Editor-in-Chief: During his career Dave has led the editorial management of many of Endeavor Business Media's best-known brands, including IndustryWeekEHS Today, Material Handling & LogisticsLogistics Today, Supply Chain Technology News, and Business Finance. In addition, he serves as senior content director of the annual Safety Leadership Conference. With over 30 years of B2B media experience, Dave literally wrote the book on supply chain management, Supply Chain Management Best Practices (John Wiley & Sons, 2021), which has been translated into several languages and is currently in its third edition. He is a frequent speaker and moderator at major trade shows and conferences, and has won numerous awards for writing and editing. He is a voting member of the jury of the Logistics Hall of Fame, and is a graduate of Northern Illinois University.

Adrienne Selko, Senior Editor: In addition to her roles with EHS Today and the Safety Leadership Conference, Adrienne is also a senior editor at IndustryWeek and has written about many topics, with her current focus on workforce development strategies. She is also a senior editor at Material Handling & Logistics. Previously she was in corporate communications at a medical manufacturing company as well as a large regional bank. She is the author of Do I Have to Wear Garlic Around My Neck?, which made the Cleveland Plain Dealer's best sellers list.

Nicole Stempak, Managing Editor:  Nicole Stempak is managing editor of EHS Today and conference content manager of the Safety Leadership Conference.

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