If you must live longer for goodness sake stay fit and healthy

This seems like sound advice. It may seem rather obvious but as many of us are tending to live longer it is becoming more important for us to to take action to prevent the preventable things we become more susceptible to as we grow older.In this we should  also be striving to preserve quality of life.

According to the people at Health Fair Services ‘Americans are living longer, making it even more important for them to stay fit and healthy. HealthFair the nation’s leading provider of mobile health screening services, is celebrating National Senior Health and Fitness Day by reminding seniors that proper nutrition, physical activity and preventive health care services are the foundation for proper cardiovascular health. In addition, HealthFair is giving a free CD of their test results to any Seniors (those 65 or older) who mention Senior Health and Fitness Day when they schedule their appointment on May 25, 2011.

‘Doctors say diet, exercise and preventive health screenings can potentially provide the tri-fecta of senior health. “Proper diet and exercise can help keep your blood glucose (blood sugar), blood pressure and blood cholesterol in the recommended range, therefore lowering the risk of diabetes,” said HealthFair Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Robert Oristaglio, D.O.

‘The American Diabetes Association states that there is a big link between diabetes, heart disease and stroke. In fact, the organization says, two out of three people with diabetes die from heart disease or stroke, also called cardiovascular disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one American will have a coronary event every 25 seconds. Although most cardiac conditions have risk factors, very few have outward signs or symptoms.’

Even if you don’t happen to be American, this advice is also probably good for you.

If you wish to read the whole of the Health Fair press release you can access it here

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