Thursday, February 3, 2011

Canadians in denial about their health

According to the annual newsletter of the Foundation of heart disease, Canadians are in denial about their health. They believe they have healthy behaviors, while this is not the case, in addition to being thinner than they are.
"Nearly 90% of Canadians believe themselves healthy. In fact, 9 out of 10 have at least one risk factor for heart disease and stroke (stroke), "the report said.
The results were surprising. 31% of Canadians admit to being sedentary, when in reality the ratio is 48%. 18% are obese, while in fact, 24% do.
According to experts, what is more worrying is that not only individuals and reduce their life expectancy with bad habits, but several years of their life be full of health problems, thus reducing their quality of life. Few people are aware of, however.
"It does not surprise us. We are inundated with information every day. Canadians know what they must do to live healthy and active. They realize that one should not smoke, he should eat better, we should be more active. So that's very reassuring. But people do not know exactly what to do: at what level should we be active, how many fruits and vegetables should you eat per day? "Says Dr. Marco Di Buono, Director of Research Foundation for heart disease Ontario.

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