Making positive lifestyle choices could cut your risk for diabetes by about 80%.1
The LifeStart Score is based on a recent study2 where the health practices of 200,000 people were recorded. When the participants were surveyed ten years later, the research revealed a clear relationship between several key health practices and one’s risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Individuals who managed to make improvements in all risk areas were able to reduce their risk by about 80%, according to the study.
More than ever before, scientific research is uncovering the fact that heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are largely the result of the way we live. By addressing common lifestyle factors such as obesity and alcohol consumption, a person’s odds of developing these diseases may decrease for each positive lifestyle change they make. This assessment is designed to evaluate your risk of developing a lifestyle-related disease by comparing your personal health practices with modern scientific information and should be used for educational purposes only.
✔ Get 7-8 hours of sleep nightly
✔ Exercise regularly
✔ Don’t smoke
✔ Don’t drink alcohol
✔ Eat whole plant foods every day
✔ Avoid refined sugars and oils
✔ Maintain a positive emotional well-being
- Improving Lifestyle Reduces Diabetes Risk (WebMD Health News, Sept. 5, 2011)
- Lifestyle Factors and Risk for New-Onset Diabetes—A Population-Based Cohort Study (Annals of Internal Medicine, Sept. 6, 2011)