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The Future is Now!. For You & Your Family. How Health is Related to Eating and Exercise Habits. The Bad News. Who in your family has at least one of these chronic diseases? Heart disease Stroke Type 2 Diabetes Osteoporosis Cancer, certain types. Chronic Diseases.

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The Future is Now!

For You & Your Family

How Health is Related to Eating and Exercise Habits

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The Bad News

  • Who in your family has at least one of these chronic diseases?

    • Heart disease

    • Stroke

    • Type 2 Diabetes

    • Osteoporosis

    • Cancer, certain types

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Chronic Diseases

  • Many of these chronic diseases are linked to poor diet and exercise habits.

  • Some of these conditions begin to develop in childhood.

  • Good eating and physical activity habits start when we are young.

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Heart Disease

  • Coronary heart and artery disease

    • Can be due to plaque, made up of fats, including cholesterol.

  • Heart attack

  • Irregular heart beats

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  • A stroke is a "brain attack," cutting off vital supplies of blood and oxygen to the brain cells that control everything we do – from speaking, to walking, to breathing.

  • Strokes occur in different ways, but there are two main types. The artery

    • becomes blocked (ischemic stroke)

    • or ruptures (hemorrhagic stroke).

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Type 2 Diabetes

  • The body does not make enough insulin and efficiently use the insulin it makes.

  • Some symptoms include:

    • Increased thirst and need to urinate

    • Tired all of the time

    • Wounds heal slowly

    • Blurred vision

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  • Weakening or brittle bones – mainly the spine and hips

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  • Cancer can occur anywhere in the body. It occurs when cells grow uncontrollably.

  • Some types of cancer are linked to lifestyle.

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Risk Factors

  • People who developed these diseases often have certain traits that are:

    • Not in our control

      • Age, gender, race, family history

    • Controllable

      • Eating habits, physical activity habits, smoking, weight, protection from the sun, regular check ups with the doctor

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Good News about Risk Factors

  • Many chronic diseases can be prevented or delayed by following these lifestyle recommendations:

    • Maintain a healthy weight

    • Exercise regularly

    • Eat fresh fruits and vegetables

    • Eat more legumes

    • Eat whole grains

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More Good News

  • Making these changes can help you prevent or delay the onset of some chronic diseases.

    • Eat smaller portions

    • Lower or omit added salt or sodium

    • Eat less saturated fat and cholesterol

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Good News About Osteoporosis

  • Eat foods rich in calcium and vitamin D

    • Vitamin D fortified dairy products and saltwater fish

  • Exercise regularly

    • Weight-bearing

      • Jogging, walking, climbing stairs

    • Resistance exercises

      • Lifting weights

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The Future is Now!

ForYou & Your Family

Show a commitment to a healthy lifestyle for yourself and your family. Start now.