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  • The greatest improvements in public health in the U.S. will be made by helping individuals adopt and maintain healthier lifestyles. This would include avoidance of tobacco, a healthier, simpler diet, and more consistent physical activity.

  • Chronic diseases, such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, stroke, and diabetes, are responsible for most deaths in the United States.

  • Approximately 70-90% of  deaths in the USA are estimated to be caused by poor nutrition, sedentary living, and tobacco use and are largely preventable.

  • 23% of adults smoke, 77% fail to consume a healthy diet, and 78% are at elevated health risk because they fail to get enough physical activity.

  • According to the Surgeon General, 70 percent of our health status is determined by the lifestyle choices we make—what we eat and drink, whether we smoke and exercise, and how we love.

 


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