I read an article in The Guardian newspaper that stated:

Four out of five adults have hearts that are more damaged than they should be for their age, putting them at greater risk of early death, a major study has shown.

They wrote that a large majority of British adults are at risk of cardiac arrest or stroke due to their unhealthy lifestyles.  These unhealthy lifestyles are making their hearts age prematurely, according to the government agency Public Health England (PHE).

Due to obesity, high blood pressure, lack of exercise and other reasons, 78% of over-30s who have taken the Public Health England Heart Age Test have hearts that are older than they should be, according to a statement by the agency.

The Heart Age Test is a free test offered by PHE as part of their nationwide campaign to reduce the number of people who die from vascular disease.

The study and subsequent analysis of the test taken by 1.9 million people showed a sad statistic that 14% have hearts that are 10 years older than their actual age.

Doctors say that if you are smoking you should stop, as well as eat better and exercise more.

I like to say I found health about 5 years ago when the people behind My Pure Health Solutions approached me and asked me if I would like to try their system and if I found it to work, would I endorse them.

I was overweight at the time and had high blood pressure, cholesterol and triglycerides, I guess you can say I was not in the best health.

Well the fat burning and health plan worked for me like nothing has in the past.  I actually lost 86 pounds in 6 months and achieved a metabolic age of 20 years younger than my actual age.  The next time I went for my annual physical by blood pressure, cholesterol and triglycerides were all normal.

So of course I have endorsed them and will continue to do so because their system and the people at the office changed my life.

Why am I telling you all of this, because I read that article from the Guardian and I wanted to let all of you know how I found health.

Did I originally accept the plan to lose weight for only vanity reasons, you bet I did.  I have come to find that the actual gift I was given was the opportunity to attain was not losing the weight for vanity reason but health reasons.  I am in the best health of my life since being a teenager and due to this I hope I live many healthy years.

We are living in an age where there are many temptations that surround us and too many opportunities, due to technology, to sit around and vegetate.

It may be time for you to take stock of your health life and do something about it.  It may be calling the people at behind My Pure Health Solutions or some other solution.  There is no better time than now to start on your road to a healthy you, I did 5 years ago and that is how I found my health.

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