Those with unhealthy lifestyle behaviors are likely to have a shorter life expectancy and experience an onset of disability sooner. An unhealthy lifestyle also increases the chance of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. We can decrease our chances of all of those by taking care of our physical, mental, social, emotional, spiritual, and environmental health. Health promotion and illness prevention gives us the choice to better our own lives and the quality of our lives. This can be done by the actions we take daily that influence our health and prevent illness. Some of these actions include activities such as exercising 30 minutes a day, 3-5 days a week. For others it may be as simple as changing their consumption by making healthier food choices. There are other habits that if stopped will promote health and prevent illness such as not using tobacco.
Year Manuscript Completed
Senior Project Advisor
Tricia Jordan PhD
Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree
Field of Study
atnip, kelly and atnip, kelly d., "Health Promotion and Illness Prevention" (2019). Integrated Studies. 226.