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The Seven Deadly Health Sins

Published on Oct 10, 2017 and last reviewed on Apr 27, 2022   -  7 min read


This article talks about the common health mistakes we all make every day, ways to avoid them and stay healthy.

The Seven Deadly Health Sins

Below are the seven deadly practices and ways to manage or overcome them:

Lack of Physical Activity

What does physical inactivity actually mean? It is nothing but having a lifestyle with mere no or minimal exercise. Spending most of their time sitting or lying down is called an inactive lifestyle. This sedentary lifestyle has become more common with the increased use of electronic gadgets.


The following are the diseases and conditions that occur with an inactive lifestyle:

Ways to Overcome -

Lack of Proper Diet

A proper diet provides the needed nutrients for the goodwill of the human body. While an unhealthy diet disrupts the body's normal functioning as it does not produce the required nutritional supply to the body. It can be due to increased or reduced intake of food.

An improper diet may have any of the following:


Ways to Overcome -

Smoking, Alcohol, and Drugs

a. Smoking -

Smoking is a deleterious habit, even if it is second-hand smoke. Smoking brings about harm to almost every part of the body. This is attributed to Nicotine and certain other chemicals in tobacco. There are around 70 carcinogenic chemicals.


b. Alcohol -

It is characterized by an inability to abstain from drinking. As a result, the individual depends on alcohol and has intense alcohol cravings.


c. Illicit drugs -

Being addicted to illicit drugs like Heroin, Cocaine, Amphetamines, Hallucinogens, etc., can pose severe health risks.


Ways to Overcome -


Stress has become a regular part of day-to-day life. Stresses can be physical, emotional, and mental.


Ways to Overcome -

Lack of Personal Hygiene

As said, 'Cleanliness is next to godliness.’ Therefore, maintaining personal hygiene is needed for the physical and mental health of the body. Furthermore, keeping the external body clean is essential as improper hygiene is the gateway to infections and diseases.


Ways to Overcome -

Lack of Proper Sleep

Early birds unlock extra hours in the mornings and feel energetic, stress-free, focused, and well-planned for the day. Going to bed and waking up early, makes a man wealthy, healthy, and wise.'


Ways to Overcome -

Lack of Sexual Discipline

Sexual hygiene is essential for preventing the occurrence of sexually transmitted infections.


Ways to Overcome -


Humans are capable of controlling their impulses. Inappropriate hygiene measures make the individual more susceptible to several medical conditions and infections. Following good hygiene practices help improve overall physical, sexual, and mental health.

Last reviewed at:
27 Apr 2022  -  7 min read




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