As the song says, it’s a wonderful world—but modern problems like these deserve our attention and action. Keep it positive and be proactive; remember, you are your body’s best friend (or foe). “It is each person’s responsibility to learn to feed their genes right and to take care of their body,” says Hoffman. “It’s not the doctor’s, it’s not government’s, it’s your personal responsibility. You have to learn to decrease stress, eat right, and use the supplements that your body requires to get the best function you can.”

Freelance writer Melaina Juntti combats excess sitting by watering her plants when writer's block his. Delicious Living Editor in Chief Elisa Bosley takes her sweet time while washing quinoa.