Wellness - Chronic Illnesses | 6-18 yrs

Lifestyle Diseases In Children

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If you look around and observe, you will find that most common ailments—both physical and psychological—are a result of leading a wrong lifestyle. Diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, obesity, heart diseases, anxiety disorders are all outcomes of poor lifestyle habits. The worrying fact is that all these diseases, which earlier used to affect mostly adults, are now becoming common among children as well. From food habits to sleeping patterns, parents need to teach their children a healthy lifestyle to prevent these diseases and help them lead a healthy life

Of all the factors that cause lifestyle diseases in children, the biggest culprit is believed to be their food habits. Food.ndtv states, 'It has been speculated that the increased consumption of processed food has been responsible for increasing the burden of lifestyle diseases. This change in food habits has not only exposed us to increased risk of diabetes, heart disease and obesity, but has also made kids more prone (to) inflammatory bowel disease.'

An easy solution to avoiding all these diseases in your children is to introduce some simple changes in their lifestyle. Make your children follow the adage ‘early to bed and early to rise’ to correct their sleeping habits. Also, teaching children about the hazards of junk food or processed food and cutting out such foods will ensure healthy eating habits. It's quite simple and easy to do this. All you need is a little effort to make your children adopt them.

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