SEP 2018

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L i v e L o n g a n d P r o s p e r • september 2018 • [ 81 ] A Harvard University study published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation found that fi ve behaviors—eating a healthy diet, not smoking, getting regular exercise, moderating alcohol consumption, and maintaining a normal weight— can extend life expectancy at 50 by more than a decade. The researchers examined 34 years of healthy habits among 123,000 people and calculated that, on average, a 50-year-old woman with all fi ve behaviors would live an average of 14 years longer than a woman who did none, and a 50-year-old man would live about 12 years longer. The more healthy habits a person exhibited, the longer their projected life span was. For example, women with four factors could expect to live to around 89, those with three to 87, and those with two to 84. "The question is how to improve behavior," says Frank B. Hu, MD, professor of medicine at Harvard. "We need dramatic changes in food, physical activity and social environment to make healthy choices more accessible, aff ordable and normative." Live L ng a nd Pr sper H E A L I N G N E W S © GETTY IMAGES Throw Some Shade Sobering new statistics suggest that beauty and wellness pros must have serious conversations about sun protection with their clients. The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) recently announced that its physician members performed nearly 12 million medically necessary and cosmetic procedures in 2017, and that skin cancer treatments, numbering 3.5 million, ranked as the most performed procedure for the sixth year in a row. Meanwhile, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS), the U.S. has more skin cancer diagnoses each year than any other cancer combined. The Elite Eye Mask Order 12 or More and get FREE SHIPPING and SPECIAL PRICING! PROTECT YOUR LASH EXTENSION INVESTMENT Introducing LashSavers TM EXTENDS THE LIFE OF LASH EXTENSIONS AND STRIP LASHES PROTECTS EYES AND LASHES DURING SLEEP, MASSAGE AND TRAVEL WASHABLE ONE SIZE FITS ALL • • • • TO ORDER: 800.690.1654 Eye Mask

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