Healthy living : what is a healthy lifestyle?
AbstractA healthy lifestyle is a way of living that lowers the risk of being seriously ill or dying early. Not all diseases are preventable, but a large proportion of deaths, particularly those from coronary heart disease and lung cancer, can be avoided. Scientific studies have identified certain types of behaviour that contribute to the development of noncommunicable diseases and early death. Health is not only just about avoiding disease. It is also about physical, mental and social wellbeing. When a healthy lifestyle is adopted, a more positive role model is provided to other people in the family, particularly children. This booklet aims to help readers change their behaviour and improve their health in order to live healthier, longer lives
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe. (1999). Healthy living : what is a healthy lifestyle?. Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/108180
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