Health Risks That Can Cut Your Life Short


Stay Healthy, Stay Wise is my slogan, its my belief, and I want it to be yours. There are actions which we take that can be a risk to our health. It may be unhealthy diet choices, smoking or any other form of activity that would make you unhealthy.

Here are WHO statistics showing the health risks factors..

High blood pressure is the leading risk factor for mortality, responsible for 13% of deaths globally

Childhood underweight is the leading risk factor for burden of disease and is responsible for over 2 million children dying per year, mainly in low-income countries

Environmental risks such as unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene and indoor smoke from solid fuels cause around 2 million children deaths per year

Low fruit and vegetable intake, lack of exercise, alcohol and tobacco use, high body mass index, high cholesterol, high blood glucose, and high blood pressure are risk factors responsible for more than half of the deaths due to heart disease, the leading cause of death in the world 

Unsafe s'ex, which leads to transmission of human papillomavirus, is responsible for virtually all deaths due to cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is responsible for 11 percent of global unsafe s'ex deaths and is the leading cause of cancer death in Africa.

Tobacco is a leading risk factor for mortality, responsible for 5.1 million deaths.  Almost 1 in 8 deaths of adults over the age of 30 is due to smoking.

Being overweight or suffering from obesity is the fifth leading risk for death.  It responsible for 7 per cent of deaths globally - 8 per cent in high income countries and 7 per cent in middle income countries. 

The road to good health is very simple. You don't need magic to get healthy, Just Read: 

Stay Healthy, Stay Wise

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