While genetics can affect whether you get these diseases, there are things we can do to help prevent them. For example, eating large quantities of salt can cause high blood pressure. If you have high blood pressure, you're more likely to develop heart disease and stroke. Eating too few fruits and vegetables may increase the risk of getting some cancers.
Millions of people around the globe have been diagnosed with one or more chronic diseases. They take medications daily or have to watch their diet and stay active to maintain their health. Learn how your risk factors play a role in developing diabetes. Understand the relationship between physical activity, diet, and keeping your weight in check.
While changing your diet and lifestyle will not cure you of these diseases, it may help you manage the risk factors. Devoting just 30 minutes a day to physical activity and healthy eating can improve your long-term health outlook by decreasing weight, lowering blood sugar levels, and improving your cholesterol levels.
Maintaining a healthy diet and physical activity is key to preventing cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other diseases.
We will give additional recommendations for physical activity using the METs database, foods to avoid, and water intake between meals to help you reach your goal more efficiently.
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