Prevention of Chronic Diseases

Many chronic diseases are caused by unhealthy behaviours. By making healthy choices, you can reduce your likelihood of getting a chronic disease and improve your quality of life. 

Physical Activity:

Regular physical activity helps improve your overall health and reduces the risk of chronic conditions such as heart disease, certain types of cancers, diabetes and mental illnesses. 

Links:

https://csepguidelines.ca/

https://www.participaction.com/en-ca

 

Healthy Eating:

Eating healthy is important for child development and disease prevention. Eating healthy increases life span and lowers the risk of obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some types of cancers.

Links:

https://www.centralhealth.nl.ca/healthyeating

Veggies and Fruit campaign

https://food-guide.canada.ca/en/

https://www.unlockfood.ca/en/aboutunlockfood.aspx

 

Tobacco Use:

Smoking tobacco increases your risk for heart disease and stroke, as well as lung disease. Reducing or eliminating smoking has huge health benefits. As soon as you quit, your body starts to recover.

Links:

https://www.gov.nl.ca/hcs/files/healthyliving-pdf-pscp-client-brochure.pdf

 

Alcohol Use:

Excessive alcohol use, over time, puts an individual at higher risk for chronic disease such as high blood pressure and heart disease. Limiting your alcohol consumption within a healthy range reduces your risk of disease.

Links:

https://www.ccsa.ca/sites/default/files/2020-07/2012-Canada-Low-Risk-Alcohol-Drinking-Guidelines-Brochure-en_0.pdf

More information about Chronic Disease Prevention and Management: