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The Seven Deadly Health Sins

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

Published on Oct 10, 2017 and last reviewed on Nov 16, 2018   -  1 min read



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

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  -  1 min read




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