TOP TEN CAUSES OF DEATH IN THE USA for 2010: Number of Deaths
Data by the CDC
- Heart disease: 597,689
- Cancer: 574,743
- Chronic lower respiratory diseases (bronchitis, emphysema, asthma): 138,080
- Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 129,476
- Accidents (unintentional injuries): 120,859
- Alzheimer’s disease: 83,494
- Diabetes: 69,071
- Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 50,476
- Influenza and Pneumonia: 50,097
- Intentional self-harm (suicide): 38,364
5 Medication-free Strategies to Help Prevent Heart Disease
- Don’t smoke or use tobacco
- Exercise for 30 minutes on most days of the week
- Eat a heart-healthy diet
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Get regular health screenings-Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Diabetes
Cancer Prevention: 7 tips to Reduce Your Risk
- Don’t use tobacco
- Eat a healthy diet
- Maintain a healthy weight and be physically active
- Protect yourself from the sun
- Get immunized
- Avoid risky behaviors-practice safe sex & don’t share needles
- Get regular medical care
Causes of Chronic lower respiratory diseases or COPD
- Secondhand smoke
- Occupational Exposure to vapors, gases, dust, or fumes on the job
- Do not smoke or allow others to smoke around you.
- Limit alcohol to 2 drinks a day for men and 1 drink a day for women.
- Stay at a healthy weight. Being overweight makes it more likely you will develop high blood pressure, heart problems, and diabetes. These conditions make a stroke more likely.
- Do activities that raise your heart rate. Get at least 30 minutes of exercise on most days of the week. Walking is a good choice. You also may want to do other activities, such as running, swimming, cycling, or playing tennis or team sports.
- Eat a balanced diet that is low in cholesterol, saturated fats, and salt.
Right now, there’s no proven way to prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Research into prevention strategies is ongoing. The strongest evidence so far suggests that you may be able to lower your risk of Alzheimer’s disease by reducing your risk of heart disease.
Type 1 diabetes can’t be prevented. However, the same healthy lifestyle choices that help treat prediabetes, type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes can help prevent them.
- Eat Healthy Foods
- Get more physical activity
- Lose excess pounds.
If you want to live for a long time: don’t smoke, exercise often, eat healthy and drop extra pounds. If this doesn’t motivate you to adapt a healthy lifestyle, I don’t know what will.