Healthy Living (Wellness & Prevention)

The Seven Deadly Health Sins

Written by Dr. Nikhil Aggarwal and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

Image: The Seven Deadly Health Sins

1. Lack of Physical Activity

  • Linked to obesity, dyslipidemia, and laziness.
  • Walk for a minimum of 30 minutes a day.

2. Lack of Proper Diet

  • Predisposed to dyslipidemia, hypertension, diabetes, heart diseases, obesity and much more.
  • 'What is not cooked in your kitchen is not food.'
  • Have fresh milk, fruits, and DASH diet.
  • Drink plenty of water (2 to 3 L a day).
  • Avoid processed, instant and junk food.

3. Smoking, Alcohol, and Drugs

  • Associated with addiction, dependence, and withdrawal symptoms.
  • Stay out of their way altogether.
  • Develop new hobbies and interests.

4. Stress

  • Predisposed to hypertension, diabetes, and much more.
  • Let go of the 'too much too soon' approach.

5. Lack of Personal Hygiene

  • Gateway to infections and diseases.
  • 'Cleanliness is next to godliness.'
  • Maintain hygiene and sanitation.

6. Lack of Proper Sleep

  • Associated with fatigue, short temper and lack of focus.
  • 'Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise'.
  • Early birds unlock extra hours in the mornings, and feel energetic, stress-free, focused and are well-planned for the day.

7. Lack of Sexual Discipline

  • Associated with self-hatred.
  • Achieve success drive over sex drive.
  • Use all your mental energy on productive and long-lasting pleasures.
  • 'Where attention goes, energy and blood flows'.

An animal cannot control its impulses, but we can. That is what makes us human.

For more health tips consult a preventive medicine physician online -->

Last reviewed at: 16.Nov.2018



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