At OneEighty, we know that it isn’t always easy to escape the perils of substance abuse and other unhealthy lifestyle choices. However, overcoming addiction and implementing other positive wellness habits are essential steps for enjoying a long and healthy life.
In fact, research has found that four lifestyle factors contribute to one-third of deaths in the United States—and many of these factors are interrelated. Waist size, a lack of physical exercise, poor diet, and smoking have been found to have some of the greatest impacts on your overall wellness.
Anyone who has dealt with addiction knows how dangerous tobacco and other harmful substances can be. Smoking is especially deadly, as it increases the risk of lung cancer and many other diseases. Quitting smoking could be one of the best things you ever do to improve your health.
Improving your diet and exercise habits are also essential for shrinking your waistline and enjoying better health. By choosing leaner, natural foods (especially by cutting your sugar and eating more fruits and vegetables) and exercising regularly, you can maintain a healthier weight and lower your risk for diabetes, heart disease, and other health problems.
If you’re struggling with any of these health factors, know that you’re not alone in your fight. Our team is equipped to help you overcome the struggles of addiction and make other healthy changes that will allow you to take control of your physical well-being.