7 Lifestyle Diseases You Should Start Taking Seriously
If you’re reading this blog, you’re one of those fortunate ones to have evolved with technology and have access to almost anything right where you are sitting. So much so that even ordering milk and vegetables can be done with just a tap from right where you are!
Our lifestyle today, ah, what do we call it – evolved, modern and progressive! However, the irony is that how much ever progressive our lifestyle has become, our health is taking a back seat.
Uncle Ben once said, “With great power comes great responsibility.” Even though it’s straight out of a comic book, it is true of our lives today. Especially, because of the evolution, technology and progressive lifestyle we need to be more responsible for our health and make sure nothing harmful is happening because of our lifestyle.
To give you a gist of the effects of our lifestyle on our health, here are 7 lifestyle diseases you need to start taking seriously and take suitable action immediately:
- Type II Diabetes: Due to adulterated sugar, juices and other food products, our generation is more susceptible to developing diabetes at a very young age. Also, thanks to social pressures and parties with alcohol as the primary source of icebreaker, you are at an even higher risk of developing type II diabetes and related liver diseases.
- Obesity: Heavy work shifts, prolonged seated position and little or no exercise clubbed with an unhealthy diet is seeing a lot of the young gaining unhealthy weight.
- Coronary Heart Disease: Obesity often makes one vulnerable to coronary heart disease; leading to abnormalities that affect the heart muscle and blood vessel walls. Smoking, diabetes, obesity and high cholesterol can all be contributory causes for this disease.
- High Blood Pressure: Stress is the flipside of our hi-tech lifestyle today. Hypertension and stress can leave even the young generation with high blood pressure.
- Cancer: Thanks to pollution, cancer is becoming increasingly more common in society today. Adding to that, lifestyle habits like smoking and drinking only enhance the chances of developing cancer.
- Stroke: If stress and hypertension are not managed on time, it can lead to brain stroke. Hence, stress busters and breaks from work are very essential for you to rejuvenate and get back in shape.
- Kidney Disease: Because of unhealthy diet and insufficient intake of water, our kidneys are being affected slowly day-by-day.