Living a healthy lifestyle is a challenge for all of us. We are working longer hours in sedentary jobs, with less time to cook and be physically active, and have increasing access to processed and fast foods. As a result, around 41 million people die every year globally from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). These include conditions such as cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, and mental health and neurological disorders. Many of these conditions could be prevented by living a healthier lifestyle.
The Healthy Living Awareness course is part of the Wellbeing pack and describes the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and the risks of not adopting healthy practices. The course focuses on four aspects of healthy living:
- Physical activity
The course also highlights the risks associated with excessive alcohol consumption and tobacco use and offers techniques to help you reduce alcohol consumption and quit smoking. These lessons include the most up-to-date advice from the World Health Organization, British Heart Foundation and the National Health Service to inform people how they improve their health in each of these areas. It is critical to take care of your physical health, as doing so can reduce the risk of developing an NCD and can increase your overall health and wellbeing.