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Poor diet

Poor diet

We all know that eating healthy is necessary but not many of us practice that on daily basis. 

Many of us eat processed foods, junk foods, and foods rich in salt and sugars. Not just those, we often do not include vegetables and fruits in our diet. This habit forms the basis of a lot of diseases like obesity, diabetes, etc. 

In India, people consume more cereals and are devoid of an adequate amount of proteins, fruits, and vegetables. 

There is an increasing status of obesity among men and women, especially in urban areas.

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Inactive lifestyle

In the contemporary world, we all sit long hours in front of the screen.

A study in 2014, by the University of Regensburg in Germany, showed that every 2 hours a person sit, she/he increasing the chances of colon cancer by 8% and chances of lung cancer by 6%. 

This was regardless of other physical activity during the day.

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Loneliness

Research has proven that chronic loneliness can affect your overall health.

Its impact is more significant on brain health. There are also studies that point out the connection between loneliness and developing diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s.

In India, almost 22% of elders stay alone. While, in youngsters, chronic loneliness is ignored.

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Sleep deprivation

Sitting long hours before the screen aids in sleep deprivation as well.

The blue light from the screen has been linked with problems like strained eyes, blurred vision, and even cataracts. 

Almost 33% of adults in the country suffer from insomnia and the bigger problem is that they find it normal.

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Pessimistic attitude

We all have heard of the phrase that does not let negative attitude ruin your life. 

But negative attitude and pessimism are now a widespread problem. Pessimism is when you think that things will go wrong or will not go according to your plans. 

This leads to depression and unwanted stress.

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Move

Decades of studies show that just 30 minutes of moderate to intense daily physical activity lowers your risk for physiological diseases (like heart disease and cancer), as well as psychological ones (like anxiety and Alzheimer’s).

Exercise has also a potent anti-aging effect.

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Eating too few calories

Eating too few calories can cause a major decrease in metabolism.

Although a calorie deficit is needed for weight loss, it can be counterproductive for your calorie intake to drop too low. When you dramatically lower your calorie intake, your body senses that food is scarce and lowers the rate at which it burns calories.

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  1. Eat a variety of foods
  2. Base your diet on plenty of foods rich in carbohydrates
  3. Replace saturated with unsaturated fat
  4. Enjoy plenty of fruits and vegetables
  5. Reduce salt and sugar intake
  6. Eat regularly, control the portion size
  7. Drink plenty of fluids
  8. Maintain a healthy body weight
  9. Get on the move, make it a habit!
  10. Start now! And keep changing gradually.

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