Six out of every ten Americans is living with a chronic disease. The positive news is these numbers can be improved by adjusting to healthier lifestyles. As stated by the CDC, “Most chronic diseases can be prevented by eating well, being physically active, avoiding tobacco and excessive drinking, and getting regular health screenings”.
Changing habits is a process. Any lifestyle change is a work in progress and long-term change takes time. Adopting new, healthier behaviors can help in avoiding significant health issues such as obesity and diabetes. New habits, such as eating healthier foods and engaging in regular physical activity, can assist with weight management, energy levels, and improved health indicators. As changes continue over time, they become a part of a regular routine.
It is essential to care for both body and mind. Being mindful and making wise choices about diet, exercise, and mental health are all part of overall wellness. Doing so can pay off in a variety of ways, including:
- Improving health profiles
- Gaining energy
- Decreasing stress
- Developing a more positive attitude and finding greater happiness
- Continuing the momentum of sustained healthier lifestyle choices
Cobb & Douglas Public Health is committed to improving the health and well-being of our community. View the following sections to learn more about disease prevention and how we are involved in assisting our community.