Couples Have Better Chance of Adopting Healthy Habits

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People trying to embrace a healthier lifestyle may want to enlist the help of their significant other.

A new study finds people are much more likely to be successful in reaching their goals if their partner also adopts the same healthy habits.

Couples who wanted to become more active and quit smoking were the most likely to be successful.

But overweight men and women who lived with a healthy-weight partner were not more likely to shed the pounds.


Smoking and obesity are not only harmful to your health they also do considerable damage to your wallet.

Researchers analyzed data from more than 100,000 people in 14 years of national health interview surveys.

The estimated costs of health care for smokers and obese people increased between 25-30 percent during the study period.

The findings show obesity prevention and anti-smoking campaigns could go a long way toward cutting rising medical expenses.


Pizza may not be the best choice for your child’s meal.

A new study finds on the days your children eat pizza they’re likely to take in more calories, fat and sodium than on other days.

The only time pizza did not increase kids’ daily caloric intake were days when they ate it from the school cafeteria.

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