Preventing disease starts with promoting awareness.
Heart disease, type 2 diabetes, even cancer … understanding the risk factors and what can be done to decrease them greatly improves the odds of avoiding these diseases entirely or at least lessening their severity and improving one’s long-term outlook.
Particularly in the case of cancer, early detection is key. The success of treatment may hinge on how soon the disease is diagnosed and how quickly treatment is started.
According U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stats highlighted by Trust for America’s Health, the majority of chronic diseases could be prevented through lifestyle and environmental changes. For instance:
Taking steps to raise awareness of disease prevention among your staff members is one of the most important things a corporate wellness professional can do. Not only do such measures potentially save your employees’ lives, they’re also intertwined with the positive lifestyle changes you’re in the habit of promoting on a daily basis.
If your workers won’t be scared into making those changes based solely on the desire to avoid illness, perhaps they’ll be swayed by the bonuses: feeling better, looking better, and living longer.
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