Lifestyle Choices for Optimal Health by Kristy Jenkins by Kristy Jenkins - Read Online




How To Choose a Long and Healthy Life Free Of Disease, Infirmity, and Disability Instead

Every year, almost 900,000 Americans die prematurely from heart disease, stroke, and cancer AND 20% to 40% of these deaths are preventable

This is because humans have become more sedentary and less active in the 21st century. Children don't play outdoors anymore. Kids and adults stare at their cell phones for hours a day, watching reality television while choking down unhealthy junk and processed food

In fact, more often than not, it is lifestyle choices that dictate these conditions

If you need hard facts and figures to illustrate exactly how poor lifestyle decisions negatively affect your health, take a look at some of these sobering statistics.

In the United States, 1 in 10 adults 20 years of age or older have type 2 diabetes that is mostly attributed to diet and 1 out of 3 adults have prediabetes 1 in 3 adults in the US and the UK is overweight or obese, and childhood obesity, something that virtually did not exist before the 1970s, is considered a health epidemic by WHO, the CDC and other global health authorities In the United States alone, more than 1.6 million cases of cancer are diagnosed each year, and 600,000 will die annually from some type of cancer, most important diet is a key risk factor for several cancers. (National Cancer Institute) The World Health Organization reports that sitting for 8 or more hours a day increases your risk of becoming overweight, obese and developing type 2 diabetes by 90%

The choices you make today and tomorrow can create a level of health and well-being that steers you away from disease and illness, and toward a long and healthy life.

If you are concerned about your health, think about this


Extend your life Greatly reduces risks for disease Less time in hospitals, less doctor visits and medication in your older years Less money spent on health problems

And most important leads to SUCCESSFUL AGING, which means aging without disability, infirmity, disease and risks of premature death!

The key is having the right information so you can make the right choices to lead a lifestyle that supports successful aging and your good health

Lifestyle Choices for Optimal Health

shows you just what to do to choose a healthy, happy, long life over chronic disease, a poor quality of life, and premature death, you will discover...

The top lifestyle diseases of today (and how to avoid them) 10 most common diseases and health conditions caused by poor diet Simple lifestyle choices to beat obesity and become trim and healthy once again Nutrients that lower your risk of developing a number of cancers Tips for keeping osteoporosis and other bone problems from impacting your life (important for women, because women are more at risk for osteoporosis than men) Healthy preparation and cooking tips to get more delicious, nutritious food into your body 6 simple ways to reduce your saturated fat intake 5 tips for healthy baking 5 "good" oils full of flavor and healthy fats and nutrients  6 smart ways to reduce how much "bad fat" you eat in poultry and meat 11 easy ways to get more heart healthy fiber into your body

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Our young adulthood is often considered the best time of our life. Unfortunately, many overlook the importance of key choices in diet and lifestyle that will affect them later in life.

While our health is typically sound in our twenties, and thirties, it is also a time when we can make the worst decisions surrounding diet and exercise. We drink alcohol excessively, eat junk food, and shun exercise, mostly because we don’t take the time to consider that we will not always be young and naturally healthy, or worse somehow it seems to us that we will live forever.

Eventually we reach the age where we start to notice how our bad habits have caught up with us, and we may have to pay the price for all the poor choices made in our younger years.

The World Health Organization summarizes this worldwide dilemma...

Diet has been known for many years to play a key role as a risk factor for chronic diseases. What is apparent at the global level is that great changes have swept the entire world since the second half of the twentieth century, inducing major modifications in diet, first in industrial regions and more recently in developing countries. Traditional, largely plant based diets have been swiftly replaced by high-fat, energy-dense diets with a substantial content of animal-based foods. But diet, while critical to prevention, is just one risk factor. Physical inactivity, now recognized as an increasingly important determinant of health, is the result of a progressive shift of lifestyle towards more sedentary patterns, in developing countries as much as in industrialized ones.

The key takeaway from the above is that diet and exercise play a key role in our health, and especially as we age, as that is when chronic diseases begin to surface and the risks of premature death increase.

However, there is something more important to consider. No matter how unhealthy the world is around us in its dietary and sedentary lifestyle offerings, the choice is ultimately oursas to the choices we make that determine our own health.

If you are reading this and you are in your twenties or thirties, then you are lucky enough to get hold of this vital information well in time to make a great difference in your own health.

If you are older, perhaps you were smart enough to behave wisely in your earlier years, if so pat yourself on the back, if you weren’t... join the club, but do not despair, it is never too late to make a change now.

The choices that you make now in relation to diet and lifestyle can prevent lifestyle diseases, promote successful aging and possibly improve the condition of any illnesses you may already be suffering from

What Are Lifestyle Diseases?

According to Medicine Net...

A disease associated with the way a person or group of people lives. Lifestyle diseases include atherosclerosis, heart disease, and stroke; obesity and type 2 diabetes; and diseases associated with smoking and alcohol and drug abuse.

Lifestyle diseases are different from other types of diseases, because they are highly preventable.

Lifestyle diseases tend to become more common in countries that are industrialized and are