4 behaviors that kill


80% of premature heart disease, stroke and diabetes can be prevented! Common, preventable risk factors underlie most non-communicable diseases. Most non-communicable diseases are the result of four particular behaviors:

  1. Tobacco use
  2. Physical inactivity
  3. Unhealthy diet
  4. Harmful use of alcohol

These behaviors lead to one or more of the four key physiological changes:

  1. Raised blood pressure
  2. Overweight/obesity
  3. Raised blood glucose
  4. Raised cholesterol

And these are the causes of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

Everyone dies, but not watching what we eat, not exercising, and the use of tobacco and alcohol are equivalent to killing ourselves!

[Most of the above information is taken from World Health Organization website]