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How to Curb North East’s Avoidable Mortality Risk

According to the Office of the National Statistics North East England has the second highest avoidable risk, with men on the forefront.

Looking at the recorded data in 2013, it has found out that men are more susceptible than women when it comes to avoidable deaths. Women yielded a 17 percent results, while men have 27 percent in England and Wales.

Cases that fall under avoidable death categories are those that involve lifestyle changes, good quality healthcare, and public health interventions.

Mortality Risk

Areas leading in this regard go as follow:

  • North West has the highest for males with 325.8 per 100,000
  • North East followed suit with 317.1 per 100,00
  • And third came Wales with 316.2 per 100,00

Similar order was observed among females.

Coronary heart disease is the leading cause among the general public accounting 17 percent of the overall number in the year 2013. However, when the cases were separately examined it was found out that lung cancer accounted 15 percent among female group.

In the years between 2001 and 2013 the cases regarding mortality rate caused by cardiovascular diseases dropped by 52 percent, the greatest decline observed in any broad group.

Back in 2001, there were 317.3 deaths per 100,000 that fell under the avoidable category. This number declined over the years and in 2013 there were only 221.6 deaths per 100,000.

However, even though there was significant improvement on the death numbers in this sector, the ONS stated that they saw no significant improvement between 2012 and 2013.

Discipline’s Snowball Effect

Seeing this numbers there certainly is a sense of urgency to some people to change their lifestyle. But this is easier said than done. Experts in the field of human behavior often say that an individual trying to alter his bad habits is among the most difficult endeavor to see through.

Why though? Well, because most people rely on motivation.

Yes. Motivation is the pristine road that leads the traveller to precarious outcomes. Motivation, in its fundamental form, suggests that a person needs to be in a certain mental or emotional state to perform a certain task.

A fine example of this is convincing yourself that you need to listen to some music before you went about the task you want to accomplish. That right there is a form of procrastination.

The best path is to develop and strengthen self-discipline. That’s right. Discipline is consistent and doesn’t require a particular mood to get started on that project you’re working on. In discipline, you simply perform.

Discipline also has a snowball-effect and can generally be observe among people trying to get in shape. Doing that half an hour workout creates a sense of fulfillment, that you were productive during the day. This in turn leads to motivation which spurs a person to return to the gym the next day.

In short, discipline leads to motivation that cycles itself back to discipline and rolls back to motivation resulting in a circular path creating the snowball effect.

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