Most people know that smoking causes lung cancer, respiratory problems and heart disease. The link between excessive alcohol consumption and liver disease is also generally appreciated. However, probably one of the greatest challenges facing modern medicine is the dramatic rise in obesity.
Obesity not only puts a greater strain on your body in general, but it is primarily the cause of type II diabetes which in itself is a leading, preventable cause of heart disease, strokes, and kidney failure. It is also becoming apparent that obesity is linked to numerous cancers including those of the breast and bowel.
Whether you are a man or a woman, some simple lifestyle changes can significantly increase your chances of continuing to live a healthy life: