The primary mission of Wellness Coalition
As you read through the descriptions of the programs and services we offer, as well as the resources we have assembled, we hope you will find the information and inspiration you are seeking in your own quest for ultimate wellness. If you have questions or suggestions for ways we can better serve you and your loved ones, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your feedback is always welcome!
For too long, we have expected medical professionals to “fix us” after we’ve neglected our own responsibilities for self care. Until recently, we could have blamed ignorance, but now we have no excuses. Medical science has turned the spotlight on us, as individuals, and proven that most of our medical maladies are a direct result of our lousy lifestyle choices. The statistics below illustrate just how far we’ve gone down the wrong path:
Heart Disease, Diabetes and Cancer
This year about 1.2 million Americans will have a first or recurrent coronary attack. About 479,000 of these people will die. Coronary heart disease is the nation’s single leading cause of death. (American Heart Association)
20.8 million children and adults in the
Each year, about 550,000 Americans die of cancer; fully one-third of these deaths are linked to poor diet, physical inactivity, and carrying excess weight. (American Cancer Society)
At least 80% of all cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, and more than 40% of cancer, could be avoided by eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly and avoiding tobacco. (The World Health Organization)
Junk food accounts for nearly one-third of the average American’s diet. (Study by Gladys Block, professor of epidemiology and public health nutrition at the
In 1999-2000, only 40% of Americans ate an average of five or more one-half-cup servings of fruits and vegetables per day. (Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, US Department of Agriculture)
Nearly half of young people between 12 and 21 years old are not vigorously active on a regular basis. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
More than 60 percent of adults do not get the recommended amount of regular physical activity; and 25 percent are not active at all. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
The picture may look gloomy, but remember: the first step toward healing is to identify the problem. Our goal is to provide the resources for taking that second step (and third and fourth, etc.), throughout the pages of this website.