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Did you know that you have the power to control or eliminate many of the health risk factors that lead to illness and premature death? It's estimated that up to 50% of deaths each year in the U.S. could be prevented! Making healthy lifestyle choices and following a regular schedule of preventive care is the key to better health and a high quality of life.

According to a new study by Harvard public health researchers, the leading preventable risk factors for premature deaths in the United States are: 

  1. Smoking: 467,000 deaths.
  2. High blood pressure: 395,000 deaths.
  3. Overweight-obesity: 216,000 deaths.
  4. Inadequate physical activity and inactivity: 191,000 deaths.
  5. High blood sugar: 190,000 deaths.
  6. High LDL cholesterol: 113,000 deaths.
  7. High dietary salt: 102,000 deaths.
  8. Low dietary omega-3 fatty acids (seafood): 84,000 deaths.
  9. High dietary trans fatty acids: 82,000 deaths.
  10. Alcohol use: 64,000 deaths.
  11. Low intake of fruits and vegetables: 58,000 deaths.
  12. Low dietary poly-unsaturated fatty acids: 15,000 deaths.

This study is the most comprehensive look at how diet, lifestyle and various other chronic disease risk factors contribute to mortality in the U.S.

And it produced some interesting observations:

  • Smoking is responsible for approximately 20% of all deaths in the U.S.
  • High blood pressure is responsible for 1 in 6 deaths
  • Obesity + physical inactivity = 407,000 deaths per year ≈ 17% of all deaths
  • High blood pressure kills 5x as many women as breast cancer
  • 70% of the alcohol related deaths happened to men
  • High blood sugar killed 3x as many people as alcohol
  • 2/3 of the deaths attributed to high blood sugar, obesity and high blood pressure occurred in only 10-33% of the overall population.
  • 1,051,000 deaths can be attributed to poor dietary choices. That’s 45% of all deaths.

Preventive care, also known as wellness,  places its emphasis on preventing health issues or identifying small problems before they become a major health crisis. Wellness doesn’t guarantee good health because some illnesses and conditions develop without warning. However, preventive care and healthy lifestyle decisions give you the best chance to avoid many serious problems. 

We Can Help!

At ELEVATE, you will be working with a team of experts in the fields of nutrition, fitness, orthopedics, and health management who will help you develop your complete lifestyle plan.  Their role is to help you create an individualized plan that will meet your long-term needs, and to motivate and encourage you along the way.  

Also, don’t let pain or joint problems stop you from becoming more healthy and having a higher quality of life. Our therapists are experts in orthopedic rehabilitation and are able to design safe and effective exercise programs for those who have muscle and joint pain/problems.  Our programs are designed to have less stress on joints and allow you get and stay fit! 

For individuals with qualifying health conditions, some of the costs of the program may be covered by insurance.Call our office today for more information or to schedule an appointment for your Wellness consultation.