The Risk of Unhealthy Habits May Increase Your Chance of Heart Disease

You are at a higher risk for heart disease if you have unhealthy habits such as not getting the recommended amount of exercise and a poor diet.

The Risk of Unhealthy Habits May Increase Your Chance of Heart Disease

You are at a higher risk for heart disease if you have unhealthy habits such as not getting the recommended amount of exercise and a poor diet. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the United States, one person dies from cardiovascular disease approximately every 36 seconds.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among men and women especially those from racial and ethnic groups. Take care of your health by improving your lifestyle habits. Bad habits are choices that hurt your physical or mental health. Overeating, smoking, substance abuse can cause heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Having healthy habits can increase your lifespan, boost your energy, and improve your memory.

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!

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