3 Unexpected ailments that can be avoided through a healthy lifestyle


21 Jul 2023

Read about 3 Unexpected ailments that can be avoided with a healthy lifestyle. Know more about health insurance policy from Kotak General Insurance now.

The technologically advanced era has no doubt made our life simpler on one hand but has also led to an increase in lifestyle ailments on the other. Improper diet, excessive stress, lack of nutrition, etc., have increased our likelihood of suffering from lifestyle diseases like heart conditions, respiratory issues, obesity, etc.

According to a recent survey reported in Economic Times, India spent INR 4.72 lakh crore in the year 2021 on healthcare. This alarming rate of increasing lifestyle ailments has led the government and several occupational sectors to organize awareness programs and educate people on how to protect themselves against these diseases. Take a look at some of these ailments that can be avoided with small changes in your daily habits and diet.

1. Obesity

Even though we are all familiar with this condition, we often tend to ignore it. It is one of the most common lifestyle problems and can occur due to unhealthy eating habits, less exercise, and a hectic lifestyle. Obesity further leads to breathing problems, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disorders, and diabetes, and increases the risk of attracting other lifestyle diseases. Try including the following in your routine:

• Have a nutritious diet and include lots of fresh fruits and veggies in your meals

• Devote 15-20 minutes of exercise daily

• Keep a healthy sleep routine.

2. Cardiovascular Diseases

Cardiovascular disease is any irregularity or anomaly affecting the heart muscles and blood vessel walls. It develops in the body as a result of smoking, diabetes, and excessive cholesterol. Excessive smoking can also lead to an increased risk of high blood pressure and cancer. To maintain good heart health and live a healthy life it is important to follow a few steps:

• Keep your smoking and alcohol consumption in check

• As far as possible avoid activities that cause undue stress

• Consume a diet high in fibre and low in saturated fat.

Additionally, invest in a health insurance policy and use it to get your heart condition/ body checked on a regular basis.

3. Cancer

The type of stressful life we usually lead leaves our bodies tired and deprived of nutrition, rest, or exercise. This can impact our immunity system to a great extent and reduce its capacity to protect our bodies against foreign substances. This increases the chances of abnormal cell proliferation, which is referred to as cancer. Excessive smoking, prolonged sun exposure, and stress are a few of the several factors that can cause cancer. Although it’s hard to avoid the chances of cancer, developing simple healthy habits may help keep it at bay:

• Abstain from smoking

• Having a diet rich in green vegetables and fruits

• Protecting yourself from the sun using sunscreens, umbrellas, etc.

With all the precautions, don’t forget to have health insurance. There are special health insurance plans that are specific to cancer and pay out a lump sum amount when you get diagnosed. This amount can be very useful to carry out the expensive treatment of cancer.

Following a healthy lifestyle can help you to stay safe from many ailments, however, life is uncertain. It seems challenging to keep all diseases out of your life forever, thus, it is best to invest in health insurance plans so that the treatment can be availed without any financial worries.

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