Life is moving fast than ever! Caught up in the battle of life to strive for success and power, we overlook something which is the core of our existence! Health! This seems like a fairly small price to pay when accounted with immediate returns such as instant gratification. These momentary dopamine (Happy Brain Chemical) surges, consuming all the space in our minds, have huge negative repercussions in the long term.
Our daily lifestyle choices have led to the surge in many non-communicable diseases (NCDs), also known as ‘Lifestyle Diseases’. Common lifestyle diseases are Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, Heart Disease, Stroke, Obesity, High Blood Pressure, Chronic Lung Disease, Depression, Cancers, Cirrhosis, Nephritis, Back Pain, Headache and many more! In fact, due to our lifestyle choices, there are new diseases on rise such as ear afflictions due to earphones, social media addiction, psychological problems, lifestyle related infertility problems, Stress Disorders and Musculoskeletal Disorders!
- Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) kill 4 Crore (40 million) people each year, equivalent to 70% of all deaths globally.
- Each year, 15 million people die from a NCD between the ages of 30 and 69 years; over 80% of these “premature” deaths occur in developing countries.
- Cardiovascular diseases account for most NCD deaths, or 17.7 million people annually, followed by cancers (8.8 million), respiratory diseases (3.9million), and diabetes (1.6 million). These 4 groups of diseases account for over 80% of all premature NCD deaths.
Numbers in India are more frightening. India is considered Diabetes Capital with more than 62 million suffering from Type 2 Diabetes and set to reach whooping 87 Million by 2030! Latest trend of Lifestyle Diseases in our children (1 in 5 children is vulnerable) is a wakeup call for all us to take action today! We may die old but we are falling sick young!
Most of these are just preventable and simply treatable through scientific Lifestyle Modification. And importantly, you don’t have to wait for any of these to strike and then think of Lifestyle Modification. Even if you are not suffering from any of these, start today! #DoKritam. You don't have to put an extra effort or do things you don't like. Kritam’s process is so natural that it becomes your way of enjoyable living.