Lifestyle habits

There are many factors that contribute to good health and the prevention of disease, particularly the factors that are known as ‘lifestyle factors’: being physically active; eating nutritious foods; not smoking; limiting alcohol use; and maintaining a healthy weight ref=24799. Maintaining healthy lifestyle habits can help prevent the onset of many chronic diseases like cancer, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease and diabetes.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experience chronic diseases at higher rates than non-Indigenous people and chronic diseases are responsible for more than two-thirds of the total health gap ref=33841. Following a healthy lifestyle and reducing exposure to the modifiable risk factors can contribute to the prevention of chronic disease.

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