Plano Chiropractor (Dr. Scott Villines) discusses the recent EPIC Study which confirmed that diet, exercise, a healthy BMI and not smoking is really good for you.

As obvious as that statement sounds it has taken a long and exhaustive study to get some in the healthcare field on board with the healthy living bandwagon.

The EPIC study “which was designed to investigate the relationships between diet, nutritional status, lifestyle and environmental factors and the incidence of cancer and other chronic diseases.  EPIC is a large study of diet and health having recruited over half a million (520,000) people in ten European countries: Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.”

The study concluded the four primary factors affecting health and leading to decreased incidences of cancer, diabetes, stroke and heart attack are:

  1. Proper Diets high in fiber with limited intake of processed and red meats
  2. Regular Exercise
  3. BMI index of 30 or less (calculation used to determine body mass – essentially this means you need to be close to your ideal body weight)
  4. Not Smoking!

As a Plano Chiropractor and long time proponent of healthy lifestyles this study seems to be restating the obvious.  It is however; very important that we understand just how our lifestyle affects health and longevity.  I don’t think we can see enough of this type of information frankly.  Hopefully we will eventually accept that the prevention of disease is a much safer and cheaper alternative than the suppression of symptoms.

Plano Chiropractor (Dr. Scott Villines) has been practicing chiropractic in North Texas since 1994.  His office is located in East Plano at the corner of Park and Los Rios.  Dr. Villines has a family friendly practice which welcomes infants to the elderly.  The doctor utilizes low force chiropractic techniques, acupuncture, acupressure, nutritional supplements, as well as emphasizing education, exercise and proper nutrition.  If you have any questions about the article, chiropractic care or health in general, give our office a call at (972) 424-4266.