The Importance of Lifestyle

Supporting Health and Happiness

We now know that our lifestyle accounts for 70 to 90 percent of the risk for our most common diseases. Factors under our control such as our diet, our activity level, if we are overweight, and if we smoke account for over 70 percent of our risk of having a stroke or getting colon cancer, more than 80 percent of coronary heart disease risk, and more than 90 percent of the risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Fortunately there is a growing awareness of the important role our lifestyle plays in determining our physical and emotional health. In fact, there is even a new medical specialty called Lifestyle Medicine.

To learn more about the impact that our lifestyle has on common health issues, enjoy the following videos by Dr Michael Greger of Nutritionfacts.org.

The Story of Nutritionfacts.org

How Not to Die From Heart Disease.

How Not to Die From Cancer.

How Not to Die From Diabetes.

How Not to Die From Hypertension.

How Not to Die From Kidney Disease.

Click on the links below to learn more about the effects our lifestyle has on other specific conditions.

Athletes

Arthritis

Cancer

Cardiovascular Disease (Heart Health)

Childhood Health

Colon Health

Dermatologic (Skin Health)

Diabetes (High Blood Sugar)

High Cholesterol  

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

Kidney Disease

Men’s Health

Neurologic (Brain Health)

Overweight and Obesity

Pulmonary Disease (Lung Health, including COVID/Pandemic topics)

Psychological (Mental Health)

Women’s’ Health

Click here to Browse All the Nutritionfacts.org Videos by Topic.

Once we realize just how important our lifestyle is, the next step is to determine The Healthiest Lifestyle. That’s what we consider on the next page.

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