Here’s What Happens When You Quit Smoking

Research has demonstrated that it is never too late to quit smoking and reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke and cancer.

  • About 50 years ago, nearly 42 percent of U.S. adults smoked; in 2015 that number had dropped to 15 percent and experts would like it to drop to 12 percent by 2020
  • Research has found it’s never too late to quit as people between 50 and 74 demonstrate improved health benefits each year after quitting
  • When you quit smoking your body repairs the damage done by the toxic chemicals in the cigarettes, reducing your risk of heart disease, stroke and cancers each year you remain smoke free

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The Major Health Risk You Take Every Day

Most people think smoking is the worst thing for their health. Perhaps the worst thing of all is something most of us do every day: sitting.

Sitting isn’t dangerous just because it means you’re not exercising. It’s dangerous all by itself.

Prolonged time spent on your bum has significant metabolic consequences. It negatively affects your blood sugar, triglycerides, good cholesterol, resting blood pressure and levels of the “appetite hormone” leptin, all of which are biomarkers of obesity and cardiovascular disease.

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6 Surprising Signs of Dementia Slideshow – Sharecare

Developing dementia is one of the biggest fears of getting older. Learn how to recognize unusual signs your brain health is at risk.

 

Some forms of dementia affect the parts of the brain that govern judgment, self-control, violence and sexual behavior. As they become more compromised, you might find yourself in trouble with the law for the first time. Crimes commonly committed by people with dementia include theft, trespassing and public urination. Aggression and violence is also a common manifestation of dementia, with one long-term study reporting that up to 96 percent of people with dementia become aggressive at some point.

Source: 6 Surprising Signs of Dementia Slideshow – Sharecare