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Small steps/big difference
  • Published Date:
    10/24/14
  • Language:
    English
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  • Corporate Authors:
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
  • Description:
    Called also: Unhealthy behaviors in American adults.

    Americans are living longer, but unhealthy behaviors continue to compromise our health.

    • 1 in 4 adults is a current smoker

    • More than one in three adults is obese

    • Only one in five adults meets recommended levels of physical activity

    • Fewer than half of adults with high blood pressure and less than a third of adults with high cholesterol have it under control.

    Small Steps can make a big difference.

    For example, if each American cut back just 100 Calories a day for 3 years, we could prevent over 57 million potentially fatal cases of heart disease, cancer and diabetes.

    Health care workers can:

    • Screen for risk factors

    • Counsel, treat and monitor patients

    • Encourage them to take their medicines and make healthier choices

    • Connect patients to community resources

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