Better Safe Than Sorry
You are in control of your life. If you want a healthy and happy senior years, take control of everything that is under your control now and live the best way you can with the rest. Forty-one million people die annually because of chronic diseases that are not the result of infectious processes or non-contagious origin.
These diseases generate 71% of deaths worldwide and are arising among the top 10 causes of death in each country. According to the Health Organization, 15 millions of these deaths were premature because people were between 30 and 69 years of age. (1)
Non-contagious diseases are chronic and difficult to heal. Produce human suffering, functional impairment and disability, and a substantial socioeconomic impact on your family and society if you don’t do anything different than the crowd. The Word Health Organization – WHO estimates an economic burden for its treatment of 7 trillion dollars if this trend remains (2). Good for the health economic sector, but not for you.
The main non-contagious diseases are:
- Cardiovascular diseases (coronary heart disease, heart attacks)
- Chronic Respiratory Diseases
- Chronic Neurological Disorders (Alzheimer’s Dementia)
- Arthritis / Diseases Skeletal muscle
- Unintentional deaths (traffic accidents)
Control your Risks Factors to prevent these diseases.
Any personal behavior or lifestyle, an environmental exposure, or a hereditary characteristic that is associated with an increase in the occurrence of these diseases, injury or other health conditions.
Risk Factors you born with and you can’t control
You can’t reduce or control them.
Check if you have any of this controllable Risk Factors
You reduce the probability of chronic diseases if you reduced or controlled your behavioral risk factors.
- Unhealthy Diets (increased fat, sodium, low vegetable and fruit intake)
- Physical Inactivity
- Harmful Use of Alcohol and medications
- Tobacco Consumption and nicotine including any vaping devices
Don’t increment the number of premature deaths of the population. Take immediate action, and normalize yourself.
Four leading non-contagious diseases with shared Risk Factors (WHO)
If your Risk Factors are part of your daily life, you are inducing Metabolic Risks that affect the normal function of your body.
Metabolic risk factors-induced by lifestyle behaviors are:
- High Cholesterol
- High Blood Pressure
- High Sugar levels
Changes in lifestyle are necessary to prevent metabolic risks, non-communicable diseases, or your premature death.
As soon as you have a plan to implement changes in your lifestyle behaviors, taking care about, your health risks, eating a balanced and healthy meals, becoming physically active, avoiding the harmful use of alcohol, or abusing of prescription medicines, tobacco/nicotine, and enjoy yourself. You add healthy years to come to your life.