1.Health authorities have attributed causes of three major chronic diseases, including heart disease, cancer and diabetes, to three major factors: poor diet, a paucity of exercise and acute stress. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes cause 70 percent, of all deaths in the United States each year, or a staggering 1.7 million annually. In addition, these diseases hamper daily lifestyles in 1 out of every 10 Americans each year.
2.Despite the fact that chronic diseases are widespread and malicious, they are also among the easiest to prevent. Adopting lifestyle changes and adhering to them over time can significantly curtail or prevent the occurrence of chronic disease. These lifestyle accommodations include consuming health food, increasing physical activity and avoiding tobacco. Prevention of the debilitating effects of chronic disease is possible with such adjustments in daily life.