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Are most Americans pursuing a healthy lifestyle due to health concerns?

A recent study done in the USA showed that middle-income earners main health concern is non-communicable diseases(NCD"s). NCD's are cancer, heart disease, strokes, diabetes and respiratory diseases.

Partcipants of the survey were 1001 Americans age 30-66 with an annual income of $35,000-$99,999. Both men and women paritcipated.

The result
Cancer was at the top of the list of health concerns at 79%, heart disease at 74% and strokes 70%. Next came alzheimer's at 60%, alzheimer's disease is not an NCD.

For men it was prostate colon and lung cancer; for women it was breast cancer.
I am not surprised at the results because NCD"s are a global health concern of major health agencies, World Health Organization(WHO) and the Center for Disease Control(CDC).

The major risk factors for cancer, strokes and heart disease are as a result of lifestyle choice, they are: 
  • Unhealthy eating, 
  • Smoking,
  • Physical inactivity, 
  • Obesity
  • Harmful use of alcohol.

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What; then, are people doing about their health concerns, are thy  pursuing a healthy lifestyle? Are they looking for ways to ease their concerns?

Our health program teaches people to promote health by eliminating these risk factors and prevent diseases.

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