Got any bad habits you want to ditch? Maybe you should start with the ones that can age you by more than a decade. FatFighterTV has a look at this story and other diet and fitness headlines making news this week.
4 bad habits combined can age you 12 years
If you're waiting for a reason to ditch your bad habits, this could be it. A new study finds the combination of four common ones - smoking, drinking too much, inactivity and poor diet - can age you by 12 years. That means having more than three alcoholic drinks a day for men and more than two for women; getting less than two hours of physical activity a week; and eating fruits and vegetables fewer than three times a day.
16 companies pledge to cut salt in their products
Earlier this year, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg asked food manufacturers and restaurant chains across the country to cut the amount of salt in their products. Now, these 16 companies have pledged to do so - Au Bon Pain, Boar's Head, FreshDirect, Goya, Hain Celestial, Heinz, Kraft, LiDestri, Mars Food, McCain Foods, Red Gold, Starbucks, Subway, Unilever, Uno Chicago Grill and White Rose.
The goal of the NYC-led National Salt Reduction Initiative is to reduce sodium by 25-percent in packaged and restaurant foods by 2014.
California county bans toys in unhealthy kids' meals
Are toys in kids' meals part of the obesity problem? A county in California thinks so. Elected officials in Silicon Valley just passed a law that stops restaurants from giving away free toys to lure children to their unhealthy kids' meals.
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