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5 of America’s Unhealthiest Habits

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According to experts, these are five of the unhealthiest habits in America right now.

  • Consuming too much sugar, especially sweetened drinks like juice and soda. The American Heart Association recommends no more than 6-8 teaspoons a day, Americans consume about 15
  • Smoking. 2021 marked the first time in 20 years that cigarette sales increased. “Overall, cigarette smoking is still the No. 1 preventable cause of death in America.”
  • Not getting enough sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, you should be getting seven to nine hours every night.
  • Sitting for too long. Adults should be receiving at least 150-minutes of activity per week.
  • Finally, Stress. Having too much stress weakens your immune system which can lead to a number of issues including disease, high blood pressure, and obesity

 

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