Unhealthy lifestyles can have a detrimental effect on our bodies, leading to a range of physical
and mental health issues. From obesity and heart disease to depression and anxiety, the
consequences of poor dietary choices, lack of exercise, and other unhealthy habits can be
serious. Living a healthy lifestyle should be an integral part of all of us. To save time nowadays
people are more inclined towards packaged, processed, store-bought, and saturated fats and
eliminating industrially-produced trans-fats. Problems like metabolic diseases, joint and skeletal
problems, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, and obesity can be caused by an unhealthy
lifestyle. Unhealthy lifestyle like skipping breakfast, midnight munching, lack of exercises lead to
being overweight, type 2 diabetes, asthma, osteoporosis, cancer and heart problems.
Diseases Linked with Poor Lifestyle -
- Cardiovascular disease and Stroke - Imbalanced and unhealthy diet, low physical
activities causes blood pressure and increases cholesterol level. These cause
cardiovascular disease and Stroke.
- Osteoporosis- A diet that does not contain sufficient calcium and vitamin D may help
weaken bones. Calcium helps build bones, and vitamin D helps maintain the strength
and health of bones.
- Diabetes – Lower nutritional dietary spikes in hyperglycemia, which can increase the risk
of diabetes-related complications such as nerve damage or vision loss.
Lifestyle Variables that Affect Health:
- Not getting enough sleep
- Insufficient physical activity
- Unhealthy food consumption
- High intake of sugar & sodium
According to the World Health Organization, Tips on Maintaining a Healthy Diet-
- Energy intake (calories) must be equal to energy consumption
- To prevent unhealthy weight gain, total fat does not exceed 30% of total energy
- Saturated fat intake should be below 10% of total energy intake and trans fat intake
should be below 1% of total energy intake
- Restricting the intake of free sugars to less than 10% of total energy intake is part of a
- Keeping the salt intake below 5 g daily helps prevent hypertension and lowers the risk of
heart disease and stroke in adults
- Reduce saturated fat to less than 10 percent of total energy intake
Hope Obesity Centre is always to guide for curating better healthy future.To know more
contact the Hope Team at +91 7227858598.