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Sharon Salyer | salyer@heraldnet.com
Published: Tuesday, March 6, 2012, 10:38 a.m.

Tips on healthy eating, increasing exercise

Only 12 percent of American adults get regular exercise and practice good nutrition and oral health, according to a recent American Heart Association survey.

The most common reason given for not doing so: lack of time.

The survey showed that among American adults:
* Eighty percent said that eating about four cups a day of fruit and vegetables is a struggle.

* About 60 percent say it is difficult to get at least 150 minutes every week of moderate activity, such as brisk walking, recommended by the American Heart Association.

* Twenty-five percent aren't regularly practicing good oral hygiene, brushing and rinsing twice daily and flossing at least once a day.

Check out the group's website for tools on healthy eating and increasing exercise.
Story tags » HealthNutrition

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