Lifestyle diseases are defined as diseases linked to the way people live their life. Gorging on junk food, addiction to television and aversion to outdoor activities are the three major reasons why kids are developing these diseases. The recent statistical analysis says City schools are on the alert now and after having done a preliminary assessment of children's health, have found out that at least 20% kids are obese, have hypertension and have the potential to develop heart ailments. The rising burden of preventable risk factors for lifestyle diseases among adolescents is a major public health challenge worldwide.
A statistic sourced from the Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism says that somewhere between 5.74 percent and 8.82 percent of school children in India are obese. Regular consumption of processed foods and fast foods is a major cause of obesity.
Most common diseases – both physical as well as psychological – are the result of leading a wrong lifestyle viz., childhood obesity, Asthma, Skin problems and allergies, anemia and psychological problem and anxiety.
Lifestyle diseases can prove troublesome for children to handle at a young age. Help your child follow these simple tips to prevent them:
- Eating a healthy diet
- Exercising every day
- Avoiding foods that are high in fats, salt, and sugar
As Ayurveda is recognized as foremost life science and describes ways to prevent and manage lifestyle disorders, the world is being attracted towards its potential. Ayurveda provides a better solution in the forms of proper dietary management, lifestyle advises Panchakarma like detoxification and bio-purification procedures, medicaments, and rejuvenation therapies. The holistic approach of Ayurveda, treating the patient as a whole, meaning intervention targeted toward complete physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being makes this science a wonderful option for lifestyle disorders.
Dr. Niveditha Hebbar.Y.R., MD(Pediatrics Ayu), Assistant Professor, MIAMS serving as a pediatrician, treated general as well as neurological challenging cases. Also presented numerous scientific papers in various national, international seminars and published the article in the international scientific journal. In addition, given live health program in TV Channel.