Americans have shorter life expectancy and higher rates of injury and disease than citizens of other industrialized countries. A 2011 report showed that the US ranked 50th in life expectancy. In most health issues (infant mortality, teenage pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases, heart disease, chronic lung disease, disability, obesity, diabetes, drug-related deaths, homicides, injuries, and HIV/AIDS), the US is either at the bottom or near the bottom of the list of industrialized nations.
Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council, January 2013
A healthy Lifestyle is the best medicine. Eating right, exercising, getting proper rest, drinking plenty of water, having a positive attitude and keeping your body in tip top shape by seeing a practitioner that focuses on the proper structure and alignment of the body such as a chiropractor are your best bet to ensure a longer healthier life. Doing what the typical American does is a recipe for disaster as this research unveils.