Having a firm, strong, and well fitted body structure does not guarantee a healthy body. Many deaths today are mostly caused by health related issues. According to WHO, an estimated number of 12.6 million people dies as a result of living or working in an unhealthy environment. In the year 2012 which is 1 out of 4 of total global deaths. To be healthy and safe from diseases, one needs to maintain a very good mentally, physically and emotionally way of living. Being healthy should be one’s first and utmost priority. Living and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help prevent chronic and long term illness.Feeling good about yourself and taking care of your health are important for your self-esteem and self-image. Maintain a healthy lifestyle by doing what is right for your body and also help show good examples to your friends and relatives.
Causes of unhealthy lifestyle;
- Poor Nutritional Diet
Poor eating habits include under- or over-eating, not having enough of the healthy foods listed in the six classes of food which are essential for human health, or consuming too many types of food and drink, which are low in fibre or high in fat, salt and/or sugar. These unhealthy eating habits can affect our Nutritional intake, including energy (or kilojoules) protein, carbohydrates, essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals as well as fibre and fluid.
Poor nutrition can hinder our daily health and wellbeing and reduce our ability to lead an enjoyable and active life. Poor nutrition can contribute to many health issues which includes; being overweight or obese, tooth decay, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type-2 diabetes, some cancers, depression, etc. Unhealthy diet contributes to approximately 678,000 deaths each year in the U.S., due to nutrition- and obesity-related diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, and type 2 diabetes. In the last 30 years, obesity rates have doubled in adults, tripled in children, and quadrupled in adolescents.
2 ) Drug Abuse
Drug abuse refers to the indiscriminate intake of drug against doctors prescription. Most of us have heard countless times that drug abuse isn’t beneficial. The word “abuse” is in the name, after all. But a lot of people don’t realize just how dangerous it can be, both to the person using and the people that person loves and cares about. Drug abuse is a very big challenge to the society we’re living in today. Many youths engage in this act very often, they normally observe it as their daily routine which in return causes a lot of damage to the person.
Excessive intake of drugs can cause several damages to the person, those who are related to the drug victim, as well as the society at large. Drug abuse causes severe damages which includes; lungs and cardiovascular diseases, brain damage, loss of job, mental disorder, depression, etc.
3 ) High Intake of Alcohol
Excessive drinking has proven to be a great canker worm eating deep inside the body of many youths today. Alcohol’s impact on the body starts from the moment when a person takes their first sip. One bottle of beer cannot do much damage, but too much drinking can have serious repercussions. Some people have developed a habit of drinking casually which becomes an issue for them at the end of the day.
Excessive intake of alcohol can cause many damages to human life which when not handled with care can cause severe damages to the world at large. Examples of excessive alcohol includes; Inflammatory damage, damage to the central nervous system as well as the digestive system, erectile dysfunction, deteriorating physical appearance, etc.
4 ) Lack Of Physical Activities
Inactivity is as deadly as HIV/AIDS, not having a proper exercise can cause severe damages to the body. Major diseases including coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, breast and colon cancer. Researchers estimate that lack of exercise could be responsible for around one in 10 cases of heart disease (10.5%) and just under one in five cases (18.7%) of colon cancer in the UK. It estimated that overall, physical inactivity caused more than 5.3 million of the 57 million deaths that occurred worldwide in 2008. Regular work out suppose to be observed in order to maintain a very physically healthy body.
Lack of physical activity can add to feelings of anxiety and depression. Physical inactivity may increase the risk of certain cancers, and also lead to Obesity.
5 ) Irregular Check-up
Nowadays, people use to see their doctors only when they’re sick or dying. Thus, exposing them to severe sicknesses which develops slowly in their immune system. Early detection gives you the best chance for getting the right treatment quickly, avoiding any complications. By getting the correct health services, screenings, and treatment you are taking important steps toward living a longer, healthier life. Medical experts are telling all individuals to schedule a medical check-up with their various doctors to ensure everyone is free and safe from diseases and other health related issues harmful to the body.
6 ) Poor Personal hygiene
The first and foremost in maintaining a very good health condition is cleanliness. Poor personal hygiene is simply referred as not taking proper care of your outer and inner body parts. Poor personal hygiene habits, however, can lead to some minor side effects, like body odour and greasy skin which later develops to very serious health challenge. For example, if you don’t wash your hands frequently, you can easily transfer germs and bacteria to your mouth or eyes. Or not taking your bath at least twice daily can lead you to some kind of itching.
To prevent all this health related issues, one need to be healthy armed and work towards achieving a great milestone to help prevent more health complications leading to. In order to achieve this, monthly medical check-ups needed to be guaranteed freely to all citizens in every country of the world and also the U.N through it’s health sector ensures that health sector of each member states is always their first and utmost priority. And also every individual must learn to maintain a good and healthy personal hygiene in order to stay healthy and thus be safe.