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It is now known that nearly half of the toll that illness takes in developed countries is linked to four unhealthy behaviors: smoking, excess alcohol intake, poor diet, and physical inactivity. These common risk behaviors cause preventable, delayed illness that then manifests as chronic disease, requiring extended medical care with associated financial costs. Chronic disease already accounts for 75% of U.S. health-care costs, foreshadowing an unsustainable financial burden for the agingdoi:10.1109/mpul.2013.2279620 pmid:24233190 pmcid:PMC4930358 fatcat:3xevmmxyenfwhfqwtk2f3aj5qe