Thursday, May 15, 2014

Summer Health Check: How Healthy Is Your Lifestyle?

CONSUMER HEALTH NEWS

Summer's just around the corner, bringing with it barbecues, sunny days at the beach and other lifestyle changes.  These habit shifts make the beginning of a new season an ideal time to assess our nutrition, physical activity and other lifestyle factors--particularly in light of a recent study which warns that college students tend to have unhealthy lifestyles that could increase their risk of cancer and other health problems later in life.  


The study, conducted by Northwestern University researchers and reported on the MedlinePlus website (a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health), indicates that Black and Native American students are especially at risk, although there are proactive steps students can take.  "Changing unhealthy behaviors in college students now could be a way to reduce the risk of cancer as well as other diseases later in life," said study principal investigator Brian Hitsman, an assistant professor in preventive medicine-behavioral medicine and psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and a member of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at the university.  Northwestern University News Release. May 6, 2014.


For more, including the lifestyle factors included in the study, see College Students' Unhealthy Habits Can Mark Their Future.

A happy and healthy summer to all.


~Elaine Cox and Sandy Cochran

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