By David Gutierrez – Natural News
(NaturalNews) There are four easily achievable characteristics that are most strongly associated with good health — and less than 3 percent of the U.S. public has all four, according to a study conducted by researchers from Oregon State University, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the University of Mississippi, and published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
The findings have troubling public health implications, said senior author Ellen Smit, PhD.
“The behavior standards we were measuring for were pretty reasonable,” Smit said in a media statement. “We weren’t looking for marathon runners. This is pretty low, to have so few people maintaining what we would consider a healthy lifestyle. This is sort of mind boggling.”