Why is it important to make lifestyle changes if you have been diagnosed with a chronic disease?
What about making lifestyle changes in order to prevent the development of chronic diseases?
Some individuals feel that medication alone will “solve” their health concerns.
Research indicates that diet has a significant impact on the prevention, as well as the management of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and mental health problems.
It is very important that people living with chronic diseases or those that are at risk for chronic diseases are aware of the importance of following recommended food choices and lifestyle management, as an effective way to prevent or manage chronic diseases.
Taking medication is only one part of the disease management. It is very important to follow the recommended lifestyle changes as recommended by a physician or a registered dietitian.