3 elements of good health: exercise, nutrition and stress reduction

Mayo Clinic video: Looking to start the new year off healthy? Dr. Larry Bergstrom, an integrative medicine specialist at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, explains the 3 elements of good health:

1. exercise
2. nutrition
3. stress reduction.

Participation in sport is associated with a with a 20—40% reduction in all-cause mortality compared with non-participation. Exercise might also be considered as a fifth vital sign, according to the Lancet: http://goo.gl/gyxYf

Related reading:

Minimum amount of physical activity for reduced mortality and extended life expectancy: 15 minutes a day or 90 minutes a week. Lancet, 2011.

Forming a healthy habit is a marathon, not a sprint - start small, the 66th time's the charm. Chicago Tribune, 2011.


  1. Looks good to me. Thanks for the video.

  2. Yes being healthy and looking good is as simple as that.. walk or cycle to work, leave the car at home.. eat healthy foods- make a habit of it: low GI, high fiber, low saturated fat, low salt and sugar- a balanced diet of a variety of nutrients and meditate or do yoga.. or do something you enjoy, listen to relaxing music, find a hobby, whatever you fancy.

  3. "Health is wealth" is known to all and everyone wants good health. That means no one wants to leave this wealth. So, Let us build a food habit discipline, keep pace with work, rest and or exercise to Achieve good health, The ultimate wealth.
    The Health Dude


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