February 8, 2023

BENGALURU EXPRESS

Truth Triumphs

Did you know? Food causes 45% heart risk… Read on

GUEST COLUMN: Dr Prabhudev

Self-development goals self care

Prioritize your physical and mental health

Bangalore, Dec. 1: Self-care is not selfish indulgence! It promotes health, prevents disease and helps cope with illness and disability.

Prioritizing one’s physical and mental health. The Barriers to Self-Care are Low self-worth, putting others first, time constraints! Self-care means taking care of yourself so that you are healthy and fit, you can help and care for others and you are not a burden to any one!

The number one killer in the world is death!
Food is a far, far bigger killer, because unlike smoking, everyone must eat. In only three of the top ten killer categories, diet is not a cause
• Food causes 45% of all heart disease
• Food causes 30–35% of all cancers
• Food causes 45% of all strokes,
• Food causes 45% of deaths due to diabetes.


You know, because that the Pizzas and the burgers are just so tasty, and goes so well with those chips and dips. We experience a COVID-19-level mortality catastrophe every single year… from food. You can give in to the “taste” and slowly kill yourself.

Eat with heart in Mind! You are what you eat! Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. The food you eat should nourish you! Eat Your Way to Your Ideal Weight, Extraordinary Health & A Lifetime of Youthful Vitality. Not only can we live longer on a healthy diet, we can die less painfully, too! Chances are, you’ll live and you’ll thrive.
Take enough insurance and ensure you will not be a burden!

Stress
Directly associated with the seven leading causes of death, stress can be called a silent killer.
• Money is the top cause of stress
• Mental stress, particularly in patients who already have arrhythmias, can lead to sudden death.
• High blood pressure: Deaths: 10.46 million
• High blood sugar: Deaths: 5.61 million
• Smoking: Deaths: 6.32 million
• Obesity: Deaths: 4.53 million
• Sedentary lifestyle: Deaths: 1.37 million

Those who engage in minimal physical activity face a greater risk of developing high blood pressure, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. A sedentary lifestyle may also increase one’s risk for certain cancers and can affect people mentally as well, contributing to anxiety and depression.
Exercise 150 minutes a week- live – 3.4 years longer and 10,000 steps a day- add seven years
Not enough vegetables and not enough fruit: Deaths: 1.52 million and 2.36 million

Vegetables are an essential source of nutrients, including potassium, fiber, folate, vitamin A, and vitamin C. Potassium-rich diets help to maintain healthy blood pressure, while fiber is important for proper bowel function and folate helps the body form red blood cells. Vegetables are naturally low in calories and fat, as well, and none contain artery-blocking “bad” cholesterol.

Alcohol use: Deaths: 2.81 million
After the first one, which increases your lifespan by 30 minutes, every alcoholic drink that you down today brings you 15 minutes closer to death.
High cholesterol: Deaths: 4.39 million deaths

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