by Manjari Fergusson
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Preventioni (CDC), the most common and costly diseases are also among the most preventable of all health problems.
These include conditions such as heart disease, cancer, stroke, obesity, diabetes, and arthritis. Alarmingly, half of all adults in the U.S. in 2012 have at least one chronic health condition, and one in four adults have at least two.
The CDC identified four behaviors that you can change to help prevent chronic disease: lack of exercise, drinking too much alcohol, smoking, and lack of good nutrition.i