A study carried out by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention validates four healthy lifestyle factors your mother always tried to drill into your head — don’t smoke, watch your weight, get some exercise, and eat right. The CDC says they can help ward off chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
“The message from our analysis . . . is clear,” the researchers reported in Archives of Internal Medicine. “Adopting a few healthy lifestyle factors can have a major impact on the risk of morbidity.”