6 in 10 Americans have health risk factors for chronic diseases. By making healthy choices and having a regular exercise routine, you can reduce your likelihood of getting chronic diseases and improve your quality of life. To provide insight, listed below are some common contributors to chronic diseases.
"Excessive body weight is associated with health risks including high cholesterol and diabetes. Diabetes affects nearly 23 million Americans"
"72 million Americans are obese. At present, 66% of Americans older than 20 are obese, or 30 pounds over the recommended weight for their height"
"In 2016, approximately 31 million visits were made to physician's offices due to back problems, 10 million for low-back pain, 19 million due to knee problems, 14 million for shoulder problems and 11 million for foot and ankle problems"
"Affecting nearly 80% of all adults, research has shown that low-back pain is caused by unnatural posture, caused by improper and prolonged sitting or experienced by manual laborers"
"An estimated 80,000 to 100,000 ACL injuries occur annually in the US population. Approximately 70% of these are noncontact. ACL injuries have a strong correlation to acquiring arthritis"
"People are less active and spend more time in sedentary activities such as watching tv, excessive technology use, and sitting for prolonged periods"
If you truthfully answered YES to any of the above questions, you can do something about your health. We have told ourselves over and over, consciously and unconsciously, what does not work. Far too often, we believe the worst first and the best last. Make that leap and schedule your free consultation!
1. NASM, National Academy Of Sports Medicine, Essentials of Personal Fitness Training, 2018 6th edition
2. Content source: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
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