Your program should be designed to achieve your health and fitness goals:
- Reduce weight, body fat, and stress
- Increase longevity, muscle, and muscle tone
- Improve flexibility and sports performance
- Prevent illness, injury, and fatigue
In 2011, the National Research Council found life expectancy in the United States was increasing at a slower rate than in other high-income democracies. Shortly after, the NRC and Institute Of Medicine convened a panel of experts to investigate why.
The panel was given 18 months to review recent health studies from 16 "peer countries": Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
The panel released its report, titled "U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health." Data from 2007 show Americans' life expectancy is 3.7 years shorter for men and 5.2 years shorter for women than in the leading nations. As of 2011, 27 countries had higher life expectancies at birth than the United States.
Americans are dying and suffering from illness and injury at rates that are demonstrably unnecessary.
Click below to read the entire report: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health