If you watch the news or read many magazines or newspapers, you’ve probably heard about “lifestyle diseases.” These are diseases and ailments that we get because our lifestyle and/or environment are unhealthy. Some examples:
- Diseases associated with smoking such as lung cancer, asthma or emphysema
- Drug abuse
- Some forms of cancer related to diet, sun exposure, or other lifestyle factors
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
As with any medical problem, the cause is not always only your lifestyle or environment, but for certain diseases lifestyle has been proven to be a big contributing factor. And in cases where your lifest...