How Our Health Is Seriously Impacted By Daily Habits

How Our Health Is Seriously Impacted By Daily Habits

Good Nutrition Prevents Disease

The Way We Live Impacts Our Health

The World Health Organization (WHO) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) met to examine the way that our diet and exercise habits are linked to chronic diseases. Ultimately, they discovered a close link between our lifestyles and our health.

  • Diabetes: Weight gain, obesity and lack of physical activity all contribute to the increase in cases of type-2 diabetes around the world each year. To avoid diabetes, which leads to an increased risk of stroke, kidney disease, infection, and heart disease, the WHO and FAO encourage getting regular physical activity and focusing on nutrition to maintain a healthy weight.
  • Cardiovascular Diseases: Similarly, a diet lacking in nutrition and lifestyle lacking in activity contributes to cardiovascular diseases. To avoid heart disease and stroke, reduce your intake of trans fats, saturated fats, and salt and increase the amount of fresh fruit and vegetables you eat. Also, make sure you are getting regular exercise.
  • Cancer: Keeping your weight at a healthy level can help reduce your risk for kidney, breast, colorectum, oesophagus, and endometrium cancer. You should be careful of what you drink as well, because alcohol consumption can increase your risk for throat, mouth, liver, and oesophagus cancer.
  • Osteoporosis: Make sure that your diet contains the calcium and vitamin D you need to maintain a healthy bone structure. Getting sunlight and staying physically active can also help your bones stay strong. This will help you avoid issues with bone density, including bone fractures.

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