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Prevention of Chronic Disease

Most chronic diseases can be prevented or the onset delayed through a healthy lifestyle. Healthy lifestyles include the following:

Participate in Physical Activity - Get at least 30 minutes of exercise most days. Sixty minutes is even better. Before you start an exercise program, consult your health care provider.

Eat a nutritious and healthy diet -
American Dietetic Association

Don't start using tobacco products or quit if you already do - Tobacco is the leading preventable cause of death and disease in Florida and the United States. One in five deaths in Florida is linked to smoking.

Maintain a healthy weight - Overweight and obesity contribute to many preventable health problems including chronic diseases.

Helping Children Reach a Healthy Weight - Proven Tips for Parents