When you think of “Lifestyle”, what comes to mind ?
Home decor, healthy eating, fashion, fancy things etc.?
We all hear about trying this or that lifestyle, but we don’t know what that truly means.
“Lifestyle” is so generic.
What is a Lifestyle?
By definition, a lifestyle is a way that an individual or a community lives, typically constructed by routine, habits, and values.
It would be necessary to differentiate between health on one side and treatment of disease on the other side, after falling sick. However, an unhealthy lifestyle can lead you from healthy status to a patient.
What is an unhealthy lifestyle?
It is defined as a lifestyle where a person engages in activities that are detrimental to health; whether it’s skipping breakfast or eating too much or too fast, drinking a little too much or spending too many hours planted in front of the TV, smoking, not exercising, eating unhealthy foods, and not maintaining a healthy weight.
Besides, you are exposed to thousands of chemicals every day at work, home, in the air, and in the food. You are eating more processed and fast foods than ever before. You constantly abuse your bodies with avoidable medicines.
Children are galloping burgers, French fries and Colas. Herbicides, pesticides and fungicides are sprayed on the foods while they are growing.
Approximately 90% of the drugs given to milk animals have not been approved by the government. Sixty to 99% of the cattle slaughtered were given hormones, primarily estrogen, during their growth.
It is known that antibiotic resistance, hormone exposure and toxin exposure are having a negative effect upon health on the users of meat or milk.
A diet rich in proteins, fruits, green vegetables, seeds in the most natural forms constitute a healthy diet.
What includes a healthy lifestyle?
Regular Physical activity, Forgiveness, Portion size, Preventive healthcare screening, Adequate sleep, Try something new, Strength and flexibility, Laugh, Family and friends, control of addictive behaviors, sexual indiscretion, Quiet mind, Gratitude and so on.
A recent study found that four bad behaviors—smoking, drinking too much alcohol, not exercising, and not eating enough fruits and veggies—can hustle you into an early grave, and, in effect, age you by as many as 12 years.
Use of medicines is avoidable in most cases. NSAIDs such as aspirin and ibuprofen are often used daily by people without even thinking about it, despite the clear evidence that their use can cause stomach problems such as ulcers, and increase the risk of cardiovascular disease Acetaminophen, or paracetamol, is the most common cause of liver toxicity, which is often fatal. Acetaminophen can be found in many OTC (over the counter) drugs and is potentiated by alcohol, so you may not even realize how close to toxicity you come.
Antibiotics are highly misused, leading to drug-resistant bacteria. Plus, there is evidence that a single administration of antibiotics leads to long-term or even permanent damage to the healthy bacteria in your gut. Consequence may be intractable diarrhea.