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Vegetarians Live Longer Than Meat Eaters

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A new study found that vegetarians have a 32% lower chance of getting heart disease than people who eat meat.

Researchers followed an astounding 44,500 volunteers for a ridiculous 11 years!!

They found that the vegetarians had a much lower incidence of heart issues.

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Violence Lowers U.S. Life Expectancy!

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The United States has more violent deaths than any other first world nation!

A large part of that is because of how many firearms owners there are and how easy it is to access a gun, whether buying one legally or finding one in a home.

A newly released report by two leading health research institutions found that not only do we suffer more violent deaths, but we also have

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Women In Hong Kong Live The Longest!

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Surprised by the title??

We are too!

This is a cool bit of information: women from Hong Kong apparently live the longest! According to a new study, the average life expectancy of women in Hong Kong almost hits 87 years old!

That's nuts!

Wanna know why?? Check out the video (above) to find out!!

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Sitting More Than Three Hours A Day Can Shave Two Years Off Your Life!

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We're screwed. LOLz!

Various studies are increasingly proving that sitting on your butt all day is dangerous — which is exactly what we're doing right now. Bummer!

Even scarier, however, is that each new study is lowering the amount of time spent sitting and increasing the consequences!

For example, we heard in the past that sitting for six hours a day can be deadly, then it was four, but now a study says that sitting for just three hours a day can cut two years off of our lifespan!

Peter Katzmarzyk, the lead author of the newest study, says "sitting is bad" and likens physical inactivity to smoking, adding:

“What the results mean is that we got everyone in the U.S. to sit less, our population life expectancy would be two years higher, so instead of living to 78.5, we would be expected to live to 80.5 years old. That’s a really big deal.”

Want to keep those two years, but are stuck at a desk all day? Try working while standing or take breaks to walk around the office. Take a walk outside during your lunch break and make sure to exercise once you're off the clock!

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US Life Expectancy Reaches New High

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US Life Expectancy Reaches New High

Congrats, everyone! We did it! We’re not dying as quickly anymore!

LOL!

The US life expectancy just reached a new all-time high — a little over 78. Babies born in 2009 are expected live 78 years and 2 months.

Somewhere close to 2.4 million people died in the US in 2009, which is 36,000 less than the in 2008.

There’s no single reason why life-expectancy has increased, but experts say it’s some combination of better medical treatment, vaccination campaigns, and public health measures against smoking.

The other good piece of news from the report is a drop in infant mortality rates to 6.42 deaths per 1,000, a 3% drop from the year before.

Love hearing news like this!

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