Scientific and technological advances have greatly increased the average lifespan. With youth no longer short-lived, adults can now look and feel like they are twenty, thirty years younger.
Regardless, multitudes of Americans are excluding themselves from such opportunities. A magazine reported that about 129 million people are overweight or obese. In 2000 17 million people had diabetes, and in 2003, only one year, 1.1 million people suffered from heart attacks. Heart disease is the first leading cause of death in the United States, and strokes are the third leading cause. It is time to become informed; often, these and many other ailments can be avoided. I was checking out this Arai XD4 helmet on behalf of a friend and stumbled upon some interesting facts about health and lifespan.
Stress has the potential to impair health directly. However, as Americans handle stress with dangerous behaviors, stress indirectly becomes a major cause of unnecessary deaths.