Why You Need Healthy Sleeping Habits

Sleep starts to take up less of our time as we get older and fill our days with different priorities such as work, upcoming deadlines, or social hangouts

Why You Need Healthy Sleeping Habits

Sleep starts to take up less of our time as we get older and fill our days with different priorities such as work, upcoming deadlines, or social hangouts. In the United States, 35.2% of adults sleep, on average, for less than seven hours per night.

Having a healthy amount of sleep can help improve your mental health, lower your risk for chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease, and improve your mood. Sleep allows your body to rest and recharge for the next day. It is recommended that adults get up to 7 hours of sleep per night. Start changing your lifestyle habits now to prevent chronic diseases.

Chronic diseases — such as diabetes, cancer, asthma, and heart disease — are the leading causes of death and disability. The United States spends $4 trillion (around $12,000 per person) annually on healthcare, and more than 75% went to treating the rising prevalence of chronic diseases. Fortunately, Harvard School of Public Health, and Stanford Center on Longevity’s evidence-based research proved that building healthy lifestyle habits can prevent chronic disease, extend longevity, and improve quality of life.

The Liu Charitable Foundation thus devoted the charitable Lively Habits App and a series of Lively Habits Video intended to educate, motivate, and condition personal behavior change by integrating 10 evidence-based lifestyle habits to benefit public health for a low-cost and low-maintenance healthy life. Download the Lively Habits app to help you keep track of your 10 healthy lifestyle habits. Go Lively!

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