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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Using cannabis can have short- and long-term effects on your health. Cannabis can affect your thinking, physical co-ordination and control, and increase your risk of accidents, injuries, reproductive issues and mental health problems, including dependence.
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