Most Albertans think that the most common reason for not living life to the fullest is acquiring cancer and other chronic diseases. But thanks to modern science and technology the majority of these illnesses are preventable and some of them are curable too. 

Nowadays, health prevention information for diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, obesity, and respiratory disease are readily available for everyone to make lifestyle changes. 

It is known that the risk factors can lead to complications. Hence, raising awareness about the risk factors and proper information can make a big difference in one’s health. Researches reveal that too much tobacco and alcohol consumption, stress, an inactive lifestyle, and an unhealthy diet can cause multiple chronic diseases.

Below are the most common health conditions and risk factors:

Risk Factors:

  • Behavioral
  • Non-modifiable 
  • Environmental and Cultural

Intermediate Health Conditions:

  • Obesity
  • Pre-Diabetes
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension


  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Respiratory diseases (Chronic)
  • Cancer (with different types)
  • Cardiovascular diseases

Here are examples of diseases with modifiable risk factors:


  • Eat healthily
  • Exercise regularly
  • Stop tobacco consumption
  • Maintain normal weight
  • Stress reduction 

Cardiovascular disease

  • Drink alcoholic beverages moderately
  • Quit smoking
  • Reduce stress
  • Be active at all times
  • Consume healthy foods