In less than one generation, the percentage of deaths due to chronic disease has exploded from 72% to 89%! This increase can’t be related to genetics, so what’s the cause? Our lifestyle! Let’s take a look at what our lifestyle is doing to us.
According to the American Heart Association, one American dies of cardiovascular disease every 34 seconds!
Children between the ages of 2-15 years old are showing signs of clogged arteries. Not to mention, 30% of adolescents between 16-20 years old, 50% of young adults between 20-25 years old, and 75% of adults between 26-39 years old are showing signs of cardiovascular disease.
Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide. Approximately 50% of our population will be diagnosed with cancer. The ratio shows one in four males and one in five females will die of cancer.
Diabetes is a full blown epidemic. Between 1996 and 2003, the number of adult diabetic patients soared from 9.9 million to 13.7 million!
“We are living longer, but we have more chronic diseases”, states Amy Bernstein, Chief of Analytical Studies at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center.
The amount of physical, chemical, and emotional stress has skyrocketed during the last generation. As a result, we see an increase in obesity, chronic disease, and subluxations. Experts are predicting that the current generation of children will be the first generation to not outlive their parents. But, here is the silver lining: you have control over your lifestyle. You can choose to eat right, exercise, think well, and include chiropractic as part of your wellness lifestyle.
What is your lifestyle doing to you? How could you change your lifestyle to assist you in your everyday performance, rather than hinder you?