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Individuals with High-Risks Often Don't Recognize Them

People with the highest number of risk factors tended to agree they need to improve.

Research in Canada found many high-risk patients do not recognize a need to change their lifestyle--especially with hypertension, diabetes, and alcohol use. The risk factors most likely to encourage change to improve health were: smoking, obesity, sedentary living, high stress and low fruit and vegetable intake. Those younger in age, female, educated and with higher household incomes were more likely to improve.

PositiveTip: If you truly value your health, you cannot live in denial of your lifestyle choices.