An unhealthy lifestyle has claimed 75% of the world’s population as per reports. In India, approximately 2 out of 3 deaths have been associated with lifestyle diseases as per Economic Times. Unlike in the olden times where the major causes of health concerns were due to bacteria or viruses or other infection-causing microbes, today we battle very different foes such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, dyslipidemias, hypertension, hormonal imbalances (the cause of hyperthyroidism/hypothyroidism, polycystic ovary syndrome), cancer and the list is endless. None of these spread through bacteria or viruses or contact with a person suffering from the condition. These diseases which arise from the way we live our life are called lifestyle diseases. Lifestyle diseases are getting increasingly common across age groups, young and old alike. These new age lifestyle diseases have their roots deep seated in the simple routines we set for ourselves on a daily basis. Some examples include:
- Shift from traditional foods to processed foods that are high in fat, sugar, salt food options and can cause obesity leading to a vicious cycle where the high body fat triggers insulin resistance, high blood pressure, plaques in blood vessels etc.
- Sitting continuously for several hours front of screens is increasing inactivity and reducing our lifespan.
- The inability to stay calm on a daily basis due to high pressure jobs which kick starts various endocrine systems that your body had in place only to respond to stressful situations.
- The lack of time to enjoy with family and friends in a fast pace life leading to psychological issues.
- Smoking, alcohol and/or taking drugs which depletes the body of its already scarce nutrient reserve and causes a derailment of metabolic processes in the body.
- Lack of sleep that does not allow the body to have sufficient rest and recovery reducing one’s immunity and derailing the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
- Use of contraceptive pills regularly without medical advise that can send your hormones for a toss.
What is different between decades ago and today?
The millennials of today have the power of money, technology and resources. Today, the number of food purchasing apps, restaurants, ready-to-eat food items are on a steady rise. Moreover, our desire to fit in the society or a class of people influences what we eat or drink. Advertisements and social media shape are thoughts and reflect in our purchases. Everything and anything is available at the tap of a finger or on a click. All these changes have come about as we strive towards simplifying life and it is in doing so that we have created some new villains. We may have the best medical facilities with state-of-art infrastructure to increase life expectancy but what is the use of it if ailments strike us at an early age? Why not then invest in our own health instead of medical bills? A simple change in behaviour can go a long way in redeeming our future. Choose then a healthy lifestyle everyday, cultivate habits that add life to years and more importantly take a break when you need one.
Let us help you
If you or anyone you know if battling lifestyle diseases or is susceptible to them, we could lend them a helping hand. We believe in training individuals to achieve behavioral changes that shape their lifestyle. Our experts who are trained in managing lifestyle conditions will take into account your medical history, food preferences, likes and dislikes, cultural eating habits and plan a customized diet and activity regime for you that revolves around your routine. On the journey to your goal, there maybe moments where you grow weak, but with a friend and coach on the other side to motivate, encourage and reprimand you when required, the journey is more enjoyable. We sow the seeds of good habits on a daily basis, making everyone self-sufficient in choosing an easy and sustainable lifestyle that is both healthy and what they wanted.