Shocking Reality of Chronic Diseases in the United States

According to a RAND report in 2014, 60% of U.S. adults have at least one or multiple chronic conditions.

Shocking Reality of Chronic Diseases in the United States

The United States spent $4 Trillion on healthcare in 2019. To put that into perspective, the U.S.’s gross domestic product was $21 Trillion in that same year, meaning the health care spending took up 20% of the GDP. Compared to the 10% average of other high-income nations, (warning tone) the U.S. is spending two times more on healthcare, and that number is growing rapidly.  

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The shocking reality is that 90% of the $4 Trillion the United States spent on health care, was for people with chronic and mental health diseases.

According to a RAND report in 2014, 60% of U.S. adults have at least one or multiple chronic diseases, MCC. Today, that number is likely closer to 75%, or 3 in 4 people by the government’s estimate.

Chronic diseases usually emerges after long exposure to an unhealthy lifestyle involving tobacco use, a lack of regular physical activity, and eating food with high saturated fats, sugars, and salt, often found in “fast food”. This unhealthy lifestyle results in chronic diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

According to the World Health Organization, up to 80% of these conditions are preventable by following a healthy lifestyle.

Lively Health believes that we have the social responsibility to live a health-conscious life, to help reduce society’s health care burden, and to help you live a happier and longer life.

The 5 Pillars of Whole Health, physical, mental, social, financial, and medical pillars, supports your holistic health journey to become more health-conscious. You cannot disregard any one area of health.

Chronic diseases – such as diabetes, cancer, asthma, and heart disease – are leading causes of death and disability. The Liu Foundation offers philanthropic GoLively app and video series promoting evidence-based lifestyle habits to prevent chronic diseases. GoLively integrated Harvard, Stanford, and CDC’s Public Health findings into an easy-to-use behavior conditioning app and series of lifestyle motivation videos to prevent chronic diseases.

GoLively app and videos cover physical, mental, social, financial, and medical health aspects with 10 healthy lifestyle habits. GoLively enables corporate social responsibility to lower the annual $4 trillion spent on preventable chronic diseases in the United States. Healthy habits can lead to improved employee health, saving healthcare cost, increasing productivity, and morale. Download the Lively Habits app to help you keep track of your 10 healthy lifestyle habits. Go Lively!

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