Although profits are known to have a lifestyle that includes exercise, a diet high in fruits and vegetables, maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking and alcohol use, only a fraction of the people follow a healthy lifestyle. Even today, according to an article published in The American Journal of Medicine, their numbers declined.
Wrong choices in life are often associated with the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Researchers at the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina, they compared the results of two large studies of the U.S. population in 1988-1994 and 2001-2006. For 18 years, the percentage of adults aged between 40 and 74 years with a BMI above 30 increased from 28% to 36%, exercise 12 times a month or more has decreased from 53% to 43%, smoking rates have not changed (from 26.9 % to 26.1%), eating five or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day has dropped from 42% to 26%, and 'moderate use of alcohol increased from 40% to 51%. The number of people who followed all 5 healthy habits has decreased from 15% to 8%.
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) conducted a national survey conducted by the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics. The researchers used data from the periods 1988-1994 and 2001-2006 of 7340 respondents in the first period and 7811 in the second. From the moment people are diagnosed with diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, hypertension or high cholesterol to take part in this survey, the researchers sought to determine whether these people have been taken by healthy habits, and whether this has changed from time to time. The study concluded that people with these conditions or risk factors for them were no more likely to follow a healthy lifestyle than people without these factors.