Lifestyle Diseases – What Are They and How to Prevent Them


Some of the diseases which occur are due to the wrong lifestyle. They are mainly due to the drugs, tobacco smoking and chewing, alcohol consumption, lack of physical activities, heavy junk food, over tension, no social life, lot of traveling, no specific eating habits and changes in eating hours, etc.

It was observed that in many European countries in second half of the 20th century, people changed their food habits. They started consuming more and more meat, diary products, Alcoholic beverages; they had reduced the consumption of bread, potatoes, rice, and maize flour. This reduced the intake of essential nutrients which were beneficial for the body at the same time they reduced doing physical exercises. This created an increase in ‘Cancer’ percentage amongst the masses. Due to large consumption of junk food and doing less exercises many started suffering from various heart aliments.

Some of the common disorders and diseases amongst the masses due to wrong lifestyle are:-
1) Alzheimer’s
2) Asthma
3) Cancer
4) Type 2 diabetes
5) Heart disease
6) Chronic renal failure
7) Depression
8) Obesity

Lifestyle diseases are known as silent killers. Due to industrialization there was advancement in the life of the people according to that lifestyles changed, they started consuming junk food and did a very little physical activity. In the long run it started creating problems.

Prior to 1940’s the main causes of deaths were Malaria, typhoid but after that due to changes in lifestyle more and more deaths occurred due to the Cancer, Heart attacks, Diabetes.

Can we prevent these diseases?

Yes, we can prevent those diseases by changing our lifestyle. Following are the some important steps which can counter-attack the ill-effects of our wrong lifestyle:

1) Performing regular exercises.
2) Balance diet.
3) Reduction in unnecessary food consumption.
4) Avoiding junk food.
5) Proper eating times and habits.
6) Regularly doing yoga to refresh your mind and body.
7) Doing Meditation.
8) Sharing your thoughts with your friends


Wrong eating habits, less exercises, junk food are the main causes behind the deadly lifestyle diseases. More and more deaths are occurring due to this. Let’s change this and enjoy a healthy life.

Author – Anil Purandare

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