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Sunday, December 23, 2007

"Health Authority " helping us to Improve health by changing behaviours!

Knowledge about risk factors to our health is essential, as it can help us keeping safe and protective. Today even doctors don't have time to tell us what precautions we can take to keep us healthy and sickness free. Internet is an enormous source of information about health topic. Only need is to search for specific sites, and go through the guidelines provided by means of articles, research based studies and etc.

Health Authority offers a practical perspective on the most useful and important changes you can make to improve your health.


Why we need to change our lifestyle?

The top five causes of death in the U.S. (heart disease, cancer, stroke, pulmonary disease (COPD), and accidents) are the result of a combination of genetic predisposition and lifestyle behaviors such as smoking, diet, exercise, and stress.
"lifestyle" diseases are the primary causes of death in the United States, with heart disease and cancers now accounting for over half (54%) of all deaths.

Some diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or emphysema, are almost totally preventable by making one simple lifestyle change - not smoking. Even for those diseases with strong genetic factors, such as some cancers, lifestyle changes greatly reduce the risk of these diseases.

Information at the site are based on the scientific research, by PICS, Inc., a research company dedicated to providing innovative methods to assist people improving their health.

The HealthAuthority website is edited by Allison Sowell, M.S., Research Associate and William Riley, Ph.D., Director of Research at PICS

What you can get from the site?
These links provide you with research based information, which you can take as a precaution measure to change your lifestyle for the better and healthy future:

* Tobacco dependence

* Alcohol dependence
* Weight loss

* Fitness

* Stress

* Cancer risk factors

* cardio risk factors

* Pain management

* Insomnia

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