Problems from the lifestyle: what habits should be changed?

Health is the state of complete physical, mental and social well-being.  Thus, being healthy means that you are physically fit, have a progressive outlook and bear social responsibilities and pressures with ease.

Keeping a healthy life cycle depends upon various factors like eating a balanced diet, doing regular exercise, living in a proper shelter and having enough sleep. In addition, good hygiene plays an important role in keeping healthy by reducing the chances of infection. We know that if our body or a part of it malfunctions, it is called a disease. Our health is affected not only by our diet and sleep, but it is also affected by diseases. These diseases may be waterborne, airborne, or foodborne infections. These infections may be due to some pathogen or germ like bacteria, fungi or protozoan which enters our body due to unhygienic food habits.

Besides unhygienic food habits, these unhygienic conditions may be present in our social and physical environment too.  If there are heaps of garbage and trash littered everywhere or if there is water lying stagnant around where we live, the possibility of poor health increases.  This means that both personal, and public cleanliness, are essential for individual health.

Regular exercise keeps us fit and our body weight under control.  It can be in many forms such as cycling, jogging, aerobics, yoga, or any sports activity.

Relaxation and sleep are as important as exercise.  They help in relaxing and recharging our body and also reduce stress.  One should have regular sleeping hours.  We can relax by doing things which are of interest like listening to music, playing a game, strolling, or reading a book.

Depression and heart diseases

Stress is causing epidemic levels of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, sleep disorders, road rage and other forms of abnormal behavior, doctors are treating the symptoms and not the cause of these ailments.

By not following healthy lifestyles, a brand-new industry has been born.

There is no shortage of stress-management courses, books, relaxation techniques, emotional coping techniques, and more. And definitely these techniques give people a much higher chance of dealing with stress.

Our habitual thoughts, either negative or positive, can be controlled. Switching to a positive focused thought life, relaxation techniques, deep breathing techniques and other methods of emotional healing will have a greater impact in reducing stress, with good side effects, such as better health and quality of life.

Infertility

Surprisingly, the cause for infertility can often be found in lifestyle. Smoking causes infertility in both sexes and erectile dysfunction in men. Quitting smoking can increase your chances of conception almost immediately. If you lose any extra weight you’re carrying and cut down on your alcohol consumption, you’ll give your body the chance to find its natural, healthy balance. Even if you need to resort to other methods of conception, these changes will improve your quality of life and give you the energy you’ll need when you become parents.

Are we to blame for cancer?

There is more and more talk of natural cancer cures as new cancers emerge and treatments that once worked are not as effective as they used to be. Cancer treatment options include traditional, complementary, holistic medicine, alternative cancer therapies or natural cancer cures. It is believed that some cancers can be cured through an organic, specialized diet, vitamins, and other natural substances.

It is also believed that cancer natural cures circulate around the idea that cancer can be fought by building the body’s immune system.

Alcohol, cigarettes, poor nutrition, a sedentary lifestyle very weaken your immunity giving a chance for cancer.

Eliminating sugar, refined fats and junk foods are simple alterations individuals can make toward healthy lifestyles. Eating a totally raw diet is an important step in most natural cancer cures. A raw diet includes fresh fruits, vegetables, raw nuts without salt or oil, and sprouted grains. Raw food possesses the most nutritional value, filled with vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and other natural substances.

Obesity prevention across the lifespan

To understand the magnitude of the “obesity epidemic” that has captured media attention in the last few years, we must first distinguish between “overweight” and “obese.” The two terms are not interchangeable. A person can have the excess weight due to increased muscle mass, or excess water or fat. Obesity, though, refers to excess fat.

 62 percent of people are carrying enough extra weight to place their health at risk.

Obesity is causing unwanted health complications, emotional distress and even death for millions of Americans. The statistics tell a grim tale.

People who suffer from obesity have a

– 46 percent rate of Type II diabetes

–  32- 38 percent rate of hypertension

– 20 to 25 percent rate of high blood cholesterol.

That’s why maintaining a healthy weight is essential to a healthy life. Healthy does not mean the super-skinny models that popular culture portrays as the ideal. Healthy means combining proper eating habits, lifestyle changes, and a realistic view of what healthy body weight is. These are lessons best learned in childhood but can be learned at any stage of life. Losing extra pounds is great, but it’s even better not to gain them at all!

Heart health

Cholesterol is the thing you really need to keep in line if you want to continue having a healthy heart. High cholesterol can cause a build-up of fatty deposits called plaque on the inner walls of the arteries going to your heart. As these arteries are responsible for taking oxygenated blood and other necessary nutrients to the heart, this build-up can be very bad when it comes to your heart health. The plaque causes the arteries to become too narrow for the blood to pass through them properly and you will begin to have symptoms such as chest pain.

If you are extremely overweight, a smoker, eat a lot of junk food and drink in excess, you need to take a hard look at your lifestyle and answer some questions about just how healthy you are. These are the things that will give you a bad cholesterol level and will put you in even more danger of developing heart disease. These are also the things that you can control. Therefore, you need to consider just how important your heart health is to you.


This article is written by licensed urologist Dr. Lorie G Fleck who is a highly qualified specialist. If you have any questions you can ask us through the feedback form and Dr. Lorie G Fleck will answer you within a working day. We care about every patient.

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