Live a Healthy Life!


Have you ever thought of what you’re putting into your body, such as food, alcohol, the air, or smoking? If you consume too much of these choices you can become seriously ill or even die. “Just one more…” can led to a tragedy.

The average smoker consumes a pack of cigarettes each day, cutting their life short 10 years earlier than their non-smoker peers. When they burn, they generate more than 7,000 chemicals, and many of these chemicals are poisonous and at least 69 of them can cause cancer. Smoking affects the central nervous system, respiratory system, cardiovascular system, integumentary system, digestive system, and the reproductive system.

Too much alcohol at once or overtime, can have deadly outcomes. Consuming too much alcohol can interfere with brain communication, and can affect the way the brain looks and works. These disruptions can change mood and behavior, and make it harder to think clearly and move with coordination. Alcohol can increase your risk of developing certain cancers; it takes a toll on the liver, and can weaken your immune system.

On average, 25% of people are on junk food diets, leading them to obesity, depression, diabetes, and nutrition deficiencies. By the year 2050, the rate of obesity in the U.S. is expected to reach 42%, according to researchers at Harvard University. Junk food in children's diets adds 187 extra calories per day, leading to 6 extra pounds of weight gain per year. Consuming trans fats, saturated fats and processed food is associated with up to 58 percent increase in risk of depression, due to hormonal imbalances. People who consume too much junk food may develop nutritional deficiencies that lead to low energy, mood swings, sleep disturbance, and poor academic achievement.

This destruction to our bodies can be stopped if we just take a step back and realize what is happening. Every day, children, teenagers, and adults are taking the deadly risk of bad habits. Just think before you light up that cigarette, or take a bite into that hamburger, or drink the glass of alcohol, “Is this really helping me?”