LIFESTYLE DISEASE FACTS

tea-2081920_1920In developing countries where there is a diet low in sugary foods, high in protein and more vegetables than meat, cancer rate is lower.

Meat, Dairy Products, Sugary Foods, Alcoholic Drinks and Vegetable Oils are big contributors to lifestyle diseases.

Different types of cancers are caused by obesity and living a sedentary lifestyle. Some of the diseases caused by living a sedentary lifestyle include:

  • Asthma
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Some types of cancers
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Heart Disease
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Chronic Renal Failure
  • Depression
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Stroke

Causes:

salads-2034427_640It depends on the type of work you do and the conditions of the environment and atmosphere you work in. The types of foods you consume such as fast foods, diet drinks, sugary drinks, lack of exercise, stress, and worries, a poor lifestyle all contribute to lifestyle diseases.

If you are in a job where you are sitting all day in a relaxed posture with hardly or no walking about, then there is a need for you to start doing some exercise  before or after work.

Stress and worries is a major contributor to you eating comfort foods i.e. sugary foods and drinks. Poor lifestyle, where you do not have sufficient money to purchase the necessary foods or where you choose to purchase “junk food” can all lead to you developing lifestyle diseases.

In an environment where there is a lot of dust and smoke, where the office space is too small, where the office is unsanitary are ways you can develop lifestyle diseases.

Prevention:

Emphasis should be placed on how you manage your work/home life. Priorities should be set to maintain a healthy lifestyle by including a balanced diet which includes lots of green vegetables, foods rich in the essential Vitamins, lots of water and exercise. Exercise in any form, whether it’s weight training, aerobics, walking, running, yoga, (for peace and tranquility). In some instances where you cannot do strenuous exercises due to some disease or injury, you can consult your physician on what type of exercise you should do.

In order to overcome these conditions, you have to purchase the proper food group, venture out to places with clean, fresh air, keep yourself hydrated and do some form of exercise.

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