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The #1 Worst Thing Anyone Can Do for Their Health

Staying healthy has many factors—lifestyle choices, genetics, and environment all play a part. But if you asked the average doctor, "What's the worst thing a person could do to wreck their health"—or conversely, what's one change you can make to have the most far-reaching positive effects on health—chances are you'd get the same answer. Read on to find out more—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had COVID . 1 This Is The #1 Worst Thing For Your Health Pound for pound—pardon the pun—being overweight or obese is the worst thing you can do for your health. Carrying excess weight increases the risk of many serious diseases, compromises the immune system, and shortens lifespan. "From cancer to diabetes to heart disease, obesity increases the risk and severity of these medical conditions," John Magaña Morton, MD, a Yale Medicine obesity expert and division chief of bariatric and mi