How to Prevent 80% of Chronic Disease
Did you know that 80% of chronic disease can be solved with a lifestyle change?
Let’s face it, if eating well, exercising, and taking care of ourselves were easy, we would all do it! So what makes this so hard?
Research suggests that 80% of chronic disease can be solved through lifestyle changes. There’s a lot of possibilities to improve quality of life, decrease medical costs, and age more gracefully.
However, it’s not a lack of information that seems to be driving the 40% of Americans with chronic disease but rather a social system that doesn’t value self-care. Social and personal patterns that we accept without question set us up for chronic disease.
Things such as long work weeks, minimal paid time off, families and kids over scheduled with academics and sports, no downtime in the age of wi-fi and smartphones, a transit system that favors riding a car over physical forms of transport such as walking or riding a bike, and undervaluing of the quality food.
Damage done to the brain that manifests as Alzheimer’s Disease happens decades before the symptoms appear. Doing the math that is in your 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s makes a big difference!
What does it take to unlock a lifestyle that supports cognitive health?
- It takes day in and day out, small changes to protect your brain.
- It takes time, planning, intention, clarity, and prioritization to make it work.