Why Focus on Food?
Making the right food and lifestyle choices is key to the prevention and survival of chronic diseases and health conditions, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.
About 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. More than half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2009 were in men. Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease, killing nearly 380,000 people annually.
Every year about 720,000 Americans have a heart attack. Of these, 515,000 are a first heart attack and 205,000 happen in people who have already had a heart attack. Coronary heart disease alone costs the United States $108.9 billion each year. This total includes the cost of health care services, medications, and lost productivity.
In the United States, 26 million adults have type 2 diabetes, and one-fourth are unaware that they have the disease. Uncontrolled, diabetes can lead to complications including blindness and kidney failure. Fortunately, research has shown that type 2 diabetes can be prevented and treated with a healthful diet and physical activity. The lifestyle and cooking classes reveal the proper dietary plan for combatting the disease.
Two out of every three adults in the United States is overweight or obese and the direct medical costs associated with obesity totals $147 billion. Faced with the physical and financial toll of our nation’s expanding waistlines, the need for lifestyle changes to improve our health is greater than ever. Lifestyle and cooking classes step through adopting the optimal diet for maintaining a healthy weight and fighting diet related chronic diseases.
One out of two men and one out of three women in the United States will develop cancer in their lifetimes. With more than 12 million cancer survivors in the United States and many more wishing to prevent getting the disease, people are highly interested in ways to fight cancer. But many are unaware of the link between diet and cancer. Research has shown that approximately 40 percent of cancer risk is related to dietary choices. Lifestyle and cooking classes unlocks the power of proper diet and a way to fight cancer.
Work, Family & Health
The past 50 years have seen fundamental changes in the workplace. These changes have increased the demands placed on workers, their families, and their dependents. As men and women attempt to balance work and family demands, employers are enacting policies that have both positive and negative impacts on work-life balance. Our program helps develop ways to improve employees’ abilities to successfully meet work and family demands, thereby improving worker and family health and well-being.
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