Obesity is a rising chronic disease amongst Americans, where more than one-third of adults are obese. Being obese can put you at risk for other chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension to name some.
In 2017, Cynthia Wells was 42 years old and weighed 603 lbs. She suffers from obesity, which affects how she can move in her daily life. Her 11-year-old daughter has to assist her in some daily activities because she is unable to do them herself due to her size. Obesity can affect the people around you as well as yourself. Change your lifestyle habits to prevent your risk of obesity.
A healthy weight takes time to maintain. You can start off by eating a healthy and balanced meal every day, as well as getting daily exercise. A balanced diet starts with vegetables, white meat, and healthy carbs. Eating a well nutritious diet can help maintain your weight, improve your sleep quality, and lower your blood pressure.
Exercise is any movement that makes you move around, get your heart pumping, and sweat. Exercising daily can improve your strength and keep your blood flowing smoothly. Without exercise, it can increase your health risks by developing heart disease, strokes, and obesity.
Chronic diseases — such as diabetes, cancer, asthma, and heart disease — are the leading causes of death and disability. The United States spends $4 trillion (around $12,000 per person) annually on healthcare, and more than 75% went to treating the rising prevalence of chronic diseases. Fortunately, Harvard School of Public Health, and Stanford Center on Longevity’s evidence-based research proved that building healthy lifestyle habits can prevent chronic disease, extend longevity, and improve quality of life.
The Liu Charitable Foundation thus devoted the charitable Lively Habits App and a series of Lively Habits Video intended to educate, motivate, and condition personal behavior change by integrating 10 evidence-based lifestyle habits to benefit public health for a low-cost and low-maintenance healthy life. Download the Lively Habits app to help you keep track of your 10 healthy lifestyle habits. Go Lively!