Chronic Disease: No Please
Everything You Need to Know
What is a Chronic Disease
"You never know how STRONG you are until being STRONG is the only choice.", Bob Marley
A Letter on Chronic Disease
I've been enjoying my school life recently but in the back of my mind I am still thinking about the future. People have often told me that when you are young you have a high metabolism so there is nothing to worry about. Is that true?
The answer to your question is yes, however that doesn't mean you shouldn't take precautions. Lifestyle habits when you are young carry over to when your old, hence the "chronic" in chronic diseases.
I Thought Chronic Diseases Only Affect Older People
Chronic Disease Stats For YOU
2. On average, urban kids under the age of 17 visit fast food restaurants twice a week.
3. Evidence suggests that having high blood pressure in childhood is linked to high blood pressure as an adult.
4. In all three of these chronic diseases – obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes – excess weight plays a key role.
5. Asthma is the most common chronic illness affecting children and adolescents today, with about 4.8 million sharing the disease.