Today, diseases have stopped showing affinity merely towards elderly and are inflicting the young equally - all thanks to the unhealthy lifestyle and eating habits of the new-gen!
Studies and surveys reflect that smoking, alcohol consumption and stress related disorders are key health issues among the youth. Approximately, 150 million young people smoke or are using tobacco products and unfortunately the number is continuously on the rise. Alarming and disturbing but indeed true!
In the pursuit of climbing the steep professional ladder and to cope up with the demands of maintaining a high-end lifestyle, people are working long and erratic hours, succumb to social obligations (and pressure) of causal smoking/drinking and end up eating unhealthy food. Sedentary lifestyle is part and parcel of the indoor work culture.
All this and much more make an ideal, unhealthy recipe for your body which results in alluring a host of lifestyle disease like diabetes, heart ailments, high blood pressure, cancers and many others.
Expecting changes in the work culture or changing the job itself may not be practically possible but what's doable is making small modifications in the lifestyle with immediate effect.
The trick is to do it unintentionally.
In their 20s and 30s, people are usually not much concerned about or give attention to their health status. Ofcourse, when they are young, the body is stronger, high in immunity and physically fit. But does it actually promise absence of diseases which give no apparent symptoms in early stages like high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, heart diseases, certain cancers or diabetes?
The fact is being young does not guarantee a healthy you. Regular preventive medical checkup is a great tool to catch diseases in their initial stages and take preventive measures against their flare up. Early detection helps in effective treatment and better management of the condition.
There has been a shocking increase in the number of people suffering modern day lifestyle diseases. However, they can be avoided with simple steps like taking stairs instead of elevators or completely give up upon tobacco. The preventive health checkup such as a full body checkup can help you avoid such diseases. Indus Health Plus offers these checkup plans so you can get to know about any diseases in the initial phase. For further enquiry contact us by filling out the query form.
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This World Heart Day, let’s begin by making small changes in our lifestyle and inch closer to have a healthy-heart.
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