Health Tips to Prevent Lifestyle Diseases
like obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart diseases, poor
mental health, kidney and liver diseases are
plaguing every second person. But you can prevent it
and SHARAN – India, a non-profit organisation aimed
at spreading holistic health awareness, jots down
eight ways to combat lifestyle diseases head on.
Exercise builds muscle, helps circulation, and
releases stress. Find an activity that gets you
moving and which you enjoy, and practice it at least
four times a week.
Drinking water flushes the body off toxins and does
wonders for the skin. It’s important to drink
minimum 2 litres of water a day to keep the body
The sun is an important source of vitamin D, an
essential vitamin necessary for calcium absorption
and boosting immunity. Spend at least 15 to 20
minutes a day in direct sunlight, 3 to 5 times a week.
The body needs 6-8 hours of rest at the right time,
to allow itself to heal and build immunity. Make
sure you get your beauty sleep.
air A breath of fresh air provides the body with a
much-needed boost of oxygen. As often as possible,
spend time outdoors in large open green spaces.
Have a positive attitude
Positive thoughts reduce stress and keep us happy.
When upset, instead of overacting, take a deep
breathe and stop and think of the silver lining that
every situation offers you.
Eat the right foods
Plant foods provide all the nutrients needed for
optimal health as well as powerful antioxidants and
phytonutrients which protect the body from illness
and disease. Whole plant foods contain lots of fibre,
no cholesterol and are low in fat. These are the
perfect foods for preventing and reversing lifestyle
diseases like diabetes, hypertension, heart disease,
cancer and obesity.
A plant-based diet which includes a lot of raw foods
is great for letting go of addictions.
cigarettes, and even tea, coffee and colas are
acid-yielding and therefore deplete the body of
important nutrients like iron and calcium, weaken
immunity and cause mood swings and fatigue.