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This ‘Groundbreaking’ 35-Year Study Reveals What Everyone Already Knows

Gary DeMar
Written by Gary DeMar

The results of a 35-year study about health are in. If you want to remain healthy, you need to “follow five simple rules – eat well, work out, drink less, keep [your] weight down and never smoke.”

It took 35 years to figure this out? We’ve always known that lifestyle, diet, exercise and not smoking enhance health. I wonder how much money was spent on this study over a 35-year period. Who cares since it’s always fun to spend other people’s money.

For nearly a century “physical culture” was a big part of our nation’s health history. Magazines, exercise equipment, and supplements have been sold by the millions. I knew this stuff when I was 12 years old, and I can assure you that’s more than 35 years ago.

Eugene Sandow’s Magazine of Physical Culture was established in 1898 and carried articles that covered the same “five simple rules.”

I could have given the same advice in a fifteen-minute interview for free, but then how would bureaucrats be able to justify their jobs?

Jack LaLanne, Charles Atlas, Joe WeiderBob Hoffman, and many others, even Jane Fonda, were preaching the benefits of exercise, diet, and moderation for decades, and it didn’t cost ta…

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