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This blog is for people who know they should do "healthy stuff," but aren't sure what, why, or how.

The CDC states that nearly half of US adults have a chronic health condition, and that 7 of the top 10 causes of death are chronic diseases [1]. The Milken Institute projects that with better wellness choices regarding nutrition, exercise, and tobacco, the US can avoid 40 million cases of chronic disease in 2023 [2].

This blog is based on an email series I wrote for my public health colleagues. It talks about how your choices reduce your risk of chronic disease. If you find it useful, please subscribe and share!

Thanks,

Reggie

References:

1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Chronic Disease Overview. https://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/overview/index.htm. Accessed February 5, 2017.

2. DeVol R et al. An Unhealthy America: The Economic Burden of Chronic Disease -- Charting a New Course to Save Lives and Increase Productivity and Economic Growth. Summarized at http://www.milkeninstitute.org/publications/view/321. Accessed February 5, 2017.

Workplace Wellness Wednesday is an awareness bulletin to help you make healthy lifestyle choices more often. It is not a substitute for your healthcare provider.

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