Self care tips
Many preventable chronic conditions are caused by key risk behaviors. Reduce your likelihood of getting a chronic disease and improve your quality of life with these lifestyle changes.
Stopping smoking (or never starting) lowers risk of serious health problems.
Healthy eating helps prevent, delay and manage heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and other chronic diseases.
Increasing physical activity and reducing the amount of sedentary time contributes to preventing and managing heart disease, diabetes and helps reduce stress.
By avoiding excessive drinking, you can reduce your risk of high blood pressure, various cancers, heart disease, stroke and liver disease.
Visit your doctor regularly for screenings to prevent chronic diseases or to catch them early.
Lack of sleep has been linked to diabetes, heart disease, obesity and depression.
Know Your Family History
Knowing – and acting on – your family history can help prevention and early detection of chronic conditions.
Make Healthy Choices
Incorporating healthy behaviors into your daily life can prevent conditions such as high blood pressure or obesity, which raise your risk of developing the most common and serious chronic diseases.