LIFESTYLE AND DIET

 

Lifestyle has a significant influence on physical and mental health of human being. It is as an important factor of health. It includes day to day behaviours and functions of individuals in job, activities, fun and diet.
            According to WHO, 60% of related factors to individual health and quality of life are correlated to lifestyle. Millions of people follow an unhealthy lifestyle. Hence, they encounter illness, disability and even death. Problems like metabolic diseases, joint and skeletal problems, cardio-vascular diseases, hypertension, overweight, violence and so on, can be caused by an unhealthy lifestyle. The relationship of lifestyle and health is very important.

Malnutrition, unhealthy diet, smoking, alcohol consuming, drug abuse, stress and so on, are the speaking gestures of unhealthy life style.

Most common signs and symptoms of unhealthy lifestyle are as follows:

  • Gastric disturbances like acidity, constipation, and indigestion.
  • Over weight / under weight - this can be calculated as basal metabolic index (BMI).
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Letharginess or fatigue
  • Body aches
  • Depression / Anxiety
  • Early development of symptoms like high blood pressure, bone or joints pain, high cholesterol level, high blood sugar level etc.

Reformation of this unhealthy life style is a preventing factor for decreasing the rate of genetic diseases and coming health hazards.

Lifestyle that influence on health can be categorized as:

  • Diet

Poor diet is the common health problem, use of too much junk n fast food in meals are the biggest concern. It can lead to various problems like heart complaints, diabetes, hormonal imbalance, obesity and various deficiency diseases.

  • Exercise

Lack of physical activity also lead to series of health troubles. Corporate culture is one of the major cause of reduction in physical activity like prolong sitting jobs,and hectic scedules.

  • Sleep

Sleep cannot be apart from life. Sleep disorders have several social, psychological, economical and healthy consequences. Lifestyle may effect on sleep and sleep has a clear influence on mental and physical health.

  • Alcohol abuse

Too much use of everything is bad, alcohol abuse is the biggest problem for younger generation, it can also play impact physically, mentally n socially.

  • Smoking

Smoking and using other substance may result in various problems; cardiovascular disease, asthma and cancer.

  • Medication abuse

self-medications such as antibiotics have a negative effect on the immune system, if the individual would be affected by infection, antibiotics will not be effective in treatment

  • Too much use of modern devices like mobile, computer etc.

Advanced technology facilitates the life of human beings. Misuse of technology may result in unpleasant consequences. For example, using of computer, mobile and other devices up to midnight, may effect on the pattern of sleep and it may disturb your overall health.