Chronic diseases are preventable. By living a healthy lifestyle and making good choices, you can reduce the risk of getting disease.
4 steps to prevent or reduce chronic diseases.
If you start, stop smoking. This will help you lower the risk of heart diseases, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and lung cancer.
EAT NUTRITIOUS FOOD
Eat a healthy, balanced diet that gives you energy and all the nutrients you need to fight off the illnesses and diseases. Eating more vegetables, more fish, more whole grains and less sugar. Cook your meals from scratch, avoid fast food, and choose a good fat to eat. If you're overweight or obese, try to lose weight to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
REGULAR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Regular physical activity will prevent or delay chronic diseases. Even brisk walking will help prevent becoming overweight and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. Working out twice a week will strengthen your muscles and keep your flexibility at the right level.
AVOID DRINKING ALCOHOL
Drinking alcohol in small amounts should not be harmful to you. However, consuming alcohol in excess can be very damaging. Drinking too much alcohol can lead to high blood pressure, heart diseases, stroke or fatty liver disease.
By making every day small steps and implementing healthy habits to your life can prevent some chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, obesity or type 2 diabetes.
We have a power over our health, so let's use it to live a good and healthy life.