It’s a lot quicker to grab a fast food meal on the way home from work. Who has the time to exercise these days? It takes too long to cook veggies and peel apples and oranges.

Since it’s so easy to make these excuses, it shouldn’t be surprising that our waistlines are getting thicker and our heart health is taking a beating. A study examined “low risk” factors for heart disease in adults 25 to 74 years of age. The study examined data going back to the early 1970s, according to an article by HealthDay reporter Steven Reinberg:

It’s encouraging that fewer people are smoking, but the battle of the waistline continues. As Reinberg’s article points out, excess weight is a major cause of diabetes and hypertension.  The war against cancer is a fight that must continue. Perhaps it’s time to wage a serious battle against heart disease.