Operation Pathways: Book of Stories

Pathway to Healthier Living

Promoting Healthy Lifestyles According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 7 of the 10 primary causes of death in the United States are chronic illnesses. People who suffer from chronic illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, obesity, and arthritis experience limitations that greatly affect the quality of their lives and the lives of their families. Underlying these diseases and conditions are significant risk factors such as tobacco use, physical inactivity, and poor nutrition. Engaging in healthy behaviors greatly reduces the risk for illness and death due to chronic diseases. Your contributions paved the way to develop a multi- faceted program devoted to healthy living. The Pathway to Healthier Living is specifically designed as a resident services program focused on the health needs of individuals from low income households, and it focuses on limiting the adverse impact of chronic diseases and maximizing opportunities for success at work and in school, thus improving the quality of life for our residents. This program includes activities and instruction aimed at promoting lifestyles leading to physical, psychological, and emotional well-being.



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