Chronic Disease

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (2012), seven out of ten deaths are due to chronic diseases. The top chronic diseases in the United States are heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, obesity, and arthritis. Unhealthy lifestyle habits are largely the cause of todays chronic diseases and treating these diseases is costing the United States billions of health care dollars each year. Four modifiable lifestyle factors have been identified as having the strongest impact on our health and wellness status. These factors include lack of physical activity, unhealthy diet, cigarette smoking, and alcohol abuse (CDC, 2016).

Choose one of the above modifiable lifestyle factors. Then use the attached word document to address each bullet below under their given header.

-Analyze how the selected lifestyle factor can negatively affect the health and wellness of individuals
-Explain how the lifestyle factor can lead to one chronic disease and provide statistical data to demonstrate the link between the two.
-Create three specific strategies to reduce the impact of this lifestyle factor on an individual. For example, do not simply state exercise; instead, clearly explain specific parameters for exercise that would reduce an individuals risk.

Use two scholarly sources to support your research and findings.

All sources must be referenced and cited according to APA guidelines.

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length.


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