Through decades of observational and clinical research we know much about the evidence behind leading healthy lives. Systematic reviews of published studies and research into lifestyles of healthy populations inform what we know about health across the lifespan.
What is CREATION Life?
CREATION Life is a whole person wellness philosophy - developed by leaders of
AdventHealth, formerly Adventist Health System - and is founded on the Creation story in the book of Genesis.
It consists of eight principles that are a guide for overall mental, physical, social,
and spiritual health:
Review the evidence about lifestyle factors and maintaining health.
How much exercise impacts mortality in adults 60 and older?
Hupin D, Roche F, Gremeaux V, Chatard JC, Oriol M, Gaspoz JM, et al. Even a low-dose of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity reduces mortality by 22% in adults aged >/=60 years: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Br J Sports Med 2015;49(19):1262- 7.
Does more sleep reduce your chance of death from cardiovascular events and other causes?
Yin J, Jin X, Shan Z, Li S, Huang H, Li P, et al. Relationship of sleep duration with all-cause mortality and cardiovascular events: a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies. J Am Heart Assoc 2017; 6(9):e005947
How does exercise influence your brain as you age?
Kelly ME, Loughrey D, Lawlor BA, Robertson IH, Walsh C and Brennan S. The impact of exercise on the cognitive functioning of healthy older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ageing Res Rev 2014; 16:12-31.
Does eating more fruits and vegetables per day impact mortality rates from cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other causes?
Wang X, Ouyang Y, Liu J, Zhu M, Zhao G, Bao W, et al. Fruit and vegetable consumption and mortality from all causes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer: systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies. BMJ 2014; 349: g4490.
Does eating a vegetarian or vegan diet impact your health?
Dina M, Abbate R, Gensini GF, Casini A and Sofi F. Vegetarian, vegan diets and multiple health outcomes: A systematic review with meta-analysis of observational studies. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr 2017; 57(17):3640-3649.
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