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Prevention is Key

Top 3 Causes of Death

  • Heart Disease
  • Cancer
  • Stroke

Prevention is Key

  • Reduce cholesterol
  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Tobacco increases risk with all diseases
  • Wellness- is becoming aware of making better lifestyle choices

-Physical

-Social

-Intellectual

-Emotional

-Spiritual

  • Increase awareness-read, TV, Facebook, Instagram
  • Support for healthy behaviors- Places to exercise, Walk app, gym
  • Supportive relationships-Buddy system, family, friends, co-workers
  • Contemplation-when we see other’s suffer from consequences of unhealthy lifestyle
  • Commitment to change
  • Rewards- A trip? New clothes?
  • Substitute negative behavior for a negative one
  • What could be some of your motivators to change? Improving self image or reducing stress.
  • Preparation to take action! Record your own behavior, create journals, record activity level, and take time to analyze it.
  • Set goals that are realistic, quantitative, believe in yourself
  • Create a plan for food & exercise
  • Make a personal contract with yourself-goals, benefits, strategies for change