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Ways to Prevent Disease and Chronic Illness: A Quick Starter Guide

For your convenience I have created a quick starter guide on ways to prevent disease and chronic illness. If you use this quick starter guide starting today, then you can expect to see immediate results.

So let’s get started with our ways to prevent disease and quick starter guide.

  1. Implement a diet plan that consist primarily of plant-based foods which includes fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, meatless protein sources (e.g. peas, beans, nuts, seeds and organic soy products), legumes (e.g. beans and peas), and whole grains. Conversely, you should severely limit your consumption of animal-based products which includes meat, poultry, eggs, seafood, and dairy products. The diet should also be low in saturated and trans fats, sodium, cholesterol and added sugars, which will greatly improve your health.

Implementing this diet plan starting today is one of the quickest ways to prevent disease and chronic illness.

  1. Check and monitor your blood pressure levels on a regular basis. There are many reasons why you should have your blood pressure checked on a regular basis, but here are some of key reasons why.
  • It is one of the simplest and most telling health check indicators that will alert you of possible cardiovascular risk including heart attack and stroke.
  • Your blood pressure is a key indicator of how hard your heart has to work and measures how much pressure is being applied to both your arteries and heart.
  • The higher your blood pressure rises and stays high over time, the greater your risk, and the greater amount of damage that is done to your body in many different ways.
  • And then lastly, here is another key reason why you should have your blood pressure checked on a regular basis:

“The condition itself usually has no signs or symptoms. You can have it for years without knowing it. During this time, though, HBP can damage your heart, blood vessels, kidneys, and other parts of your body.”

– National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

  1. Keep your weight at healthy levels – especially around the midsection area. Why? The reason why is because people who have large amounts of abdominal fat (wide girths) around their belly area are also more likely to have large amounts visceral fat around their organs. And why is that important? It’s important because regardless of what your overall weight is, having excessive amount of visceral fat around your belly can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, colorectal cancer and sleep apnea. And what this also means is that even if you’re not overweight, you may still be at risk.
  2. Monitor and check your blood sugar levels. This is important to know because it is a key indicator of proper blood sugar metabolism and will determine a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
  1. Be active and stay active. Or in-other-words; get moving starting today and right now. Implementing a consistent physical fitness and exercise routine will help prevent diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic conditions – especially for older adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

ways to prevent diseaseAdults need at least:

Walking 2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity (i.e., brisk walking) every week and…

Weight training, muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms).

For more detailed and specific information go to: https://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/basics/adults/index.htm

  1. Eliminate smoking and tobacco use. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services:

“Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable illness and death in the United States. It causes many different cancers as well as chronic lung diseases such as emphysema and bronchitis, heart disease, pregnancy-related problems, and many other serious health problems.”

So this concludes our quick starter guide on ways to prevent disease and chronic illness.

For more information on how to achieve optimal health and total wellness go to: How to Achieve Optimal Health and Total Wellness