1. Carrots really are good for your eyes- A new study suggests that diet plays a larger role than genetics in the development of cataracts. Research found that women who ate a diet rich in Vitamin C, from ~2 servings of vegetables and fruits each per day, were 20% less likely to develop cataracts. And that's only one of the studies! Overall, researchers concluded that diet and environmental factors have a 65% impact on cataract progression.
2. Keep your muscles young- New research may suggest that exercise may decrease the loss of muscle units and improve their function as we age. More research needs to be completed, but exercise may be the 'fountain of youth' for your muscles.
3. Overweight tops underweight- Based on BMI, more than 640 million people are categorized as obese. The world now has more overweight people than underweight. This is bad news for our obesity epidemic and means that global steps will need to be made.
4. Stand up for your health...literally- Another study shows how detrimental excessive sitting can be for health. Researchers calculated 433,000 deaths a year from 2002 through 2011 from sitting. Reducing the amount of time spent sitting during the day could decrease mortality drastically.