Rene’ Hicks, a nationally known comedian , was diagnosed in 2001 with lung cancer. Her lungs had the characteristics of a long-time smoker, but Rene’ never smoked a day in her life. That is understandable when you consider that people who work in bars, night clubs and restaurants that allow smoking have a 30 percent higher rate of lung cancer and 30 percent higher rate of heart disease as compared
People who sit most of the day have a 54 percent greater risk of heart attack than those who spend a good chunk of the day standing.
Researchers at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Louisiana came to this conclusion after analyzing the lifestyles of more than 17,000 men and women over 13 years.
The scientists found that even non-smokers who exercise regularly and would be considered in