One of the most significant contributors to the list because of the depth of impact it has on a person’s health.The topic of food is extensive owing to the variety of foods available and the manyopinions being circulated about what is and what is not good for you.
A diet can be poor if there is inadequate nutrition,an imbalance of nutrients,consumption of foods with toxic components and inappropriate quantities or timing.
A poor diet will cause of deficienciesand imbalances in nutrients, accumulation of harmful substances, dysbiosis, poor digestion and could even deplete useful nutrients from the body.
For an idea of what all could go wrong – Are you using the right oil? Are you having enough omega 3? Are you having too much starch? Are you eating too frequently? Are you cooking the right way? Do you know what processed foods are acceptable? Are you having enough vegetables? etc.
While the topic of food seems complex, with just a few simple rules it is easy to implement healthy eating choices.
One of the most underestimated factors on this list. Stress is not just for adults who have exhausting jobs or unfortunate circumstances but rather something everyone regardless of age, lifestyle, gender or status can be afflicted with.
Stress can be physical as well as mental.
Physical stress can be from things like trauma, injuries, illness, rigorous physical activity and even poor sleep. Mental stress usually stems from job dissatisfaction, domestic issues, financial issues and even an unhealthy attitude towards life. Everyone can be affected in their own ways...
Poor sleep is a major contributor towards stressing the body nowadays as a consequence of rising work and social pressures as well as the allure of digital devices.
Stress not only reduces vitality and productivity but also significantly influences the physiological functioning of the body.
Air, waterand soil pollutants all manage to find their way into our body some way or another. They may be heavy metals, solvents, other harmful chemicals, pesticides, harmful gases, particulate matter or even pathogens.
Since humans are the highest in the food chain, pollutants tend to accumulate in the highest quantities in human bodies.
Toxins are generally those substances which are approved for used in certain products but still may have harmful effects in the body....
These toxins are not easily metabolised or removed which has deleterious effects on the body.
It is important to give your body the ability to combat these pollutants and toxins by the means of the right nutrients and antioxidants. One alsoneeds to reduce use of products containing toxins as well as pollution of the environment to safeguard the future.
Getting up, getting ready, commuting to work, sitting in an office, staring at a screen, commuting to home, looking atanother screen, then going to sleep – is typically theroutine nowadays. It does not really allow for the body to be active and outdoors much. This means one doesn’t really use up many calories, nor sweat, nor produce any vitamin D, nor provide activity to muscles, bones and joints....
All this may lead to poor circulation, increased risk of diabetes, increased risk of heart disease, reduced mental clarity, reduced metabolism, loss of muscle and bone strength and, reduced removal and increased accumulation of toxins.
One even misses out on the beneficial hormoneand neurotransmitter cascade that benefits the body afterwards.
There exists a pill for every problem. Some people have accepted that they need to be on pills for a lifetime. Some people follow inappropriate advice and even self-medicate.
However, most of these pills are only meant to mask symptoms and not really fix what is causing the problem in the first place. A large proportion of these pills also have side effects in the long term that may leave you worse than before....
Most of the damage is done by irrational and/or long-term use of medication which is usually linked to occurrence of many chronic disorders such as diabetes, arthritis, cardiovascular disorders among others.
Human nature always tries to find the easiest path to solve a problem which most of the times happens to be a pill to hide the symptoms instead of dealing with the problem at its root.
Pill popping unjustly supports the notion that a person’s current health cannot be improved upon and restored to a healthier state.
This has to do with being proactive and making a conscious effort towards maintaining good health.However, there is a general lack of awareness, emphasis and knowledge.
This aspect is most likely the biggest contributor towards illness since it encompasses all other aspects.Sadly, society does not give equal value to health as it does to money, status or success and as a result, underestimates the attention good health requires....
A large proportion of major chronic illness could have been avoided if the people afflicted with them would have made a few better choices – like eaten better or slept on time or managed their stress and maybe even taken a supplement that their body needed.
We live in an age where information is at our fingertips and becoming a diet and lifestyle “expert” is much simpler than it used to be. However, much of the advice available from most “reliable” sources can actually harm your health rather than benefit it. Knowing what is good and what is not so good for the body requires an in-depth understanding of the influences of diet and lifestyle on the way your body functions.
It is imperative that every human being takes the time to learn about their body and mould their lifestyle around maintaining it.