Rethinking health

Niilo Saranummi

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Abstract

Lifestyle is a key determinant in the prevention and management of chronic diseases. If we would exercise regularly, eat healthy, control our weight, sleep enough, manage stress, not smoke and use alcohol only moderately, 90% of type II diabetes, 80% of coronary heart disease, and 70% of stroke could be prevented. Unfortunately, global health statistics show that health promotion campaigns and healthcare have failed to persuade people to change and manage their lifestyles. A disruptive solution to this “tsunami” of chronic conditions is needed to radically improve people's abilities to manage their health.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2011
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Pages2392-2394
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4577-1589-1
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-4121-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: EMBC 2011 - Boston, United States
Duration: 30 Aug 20113 Sep 2011

Conference

Conference33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period30/08/113/09/11

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