LIFESTYLE DISEASES AND WELLNESS -IT STARTS WITH YOU
The World Health Organization (1947): “Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Wellness is the process of moving toward optimal health.
Cardiovascular diseases will be the largest cause of death and disability in India by 2020.
52% of cardiovascular diseases deaths occur below the age of 70 in India compared to 23% in established market economies.
number of diabetics in the age group of 20-79 in 2010 to be around 50.7 million. Around 80% of these deaths will occur in low and middle-income countries.
long hours and working under strict deadlines cause up to 75% of working women to suffer from depression or general anxiety disorder, compared to women with lesser levels of psychological demand at work.
A studyconducted on students from government and public schools in Delhi from November 2005 showed that 26% of the kids aged 14-17 years had Syndrome X (caused by obesity), a precursor to diabetes; 1,168 students from 15 schools were screened - obesity was found to be the major cause other problems Obesity
A report, jointly prepared by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Economic Forum, says India will incur an accumulated loss of $236.6 billion by 2015 on account of unhealthy lifestyles and faulty diet.
The report also points to the fact that countries like China, Russia and India currently lose more than 20 million productive life-years annually to chronic diseases
Social wellness is the ability to perform social roles effectively, comfortably, and without harming others.
Physical wellness is a healthy body maintained by eating right, exercising regularly, avoiding harmful habits, making informed and responsible decisions about health, seeking medical care when needed, and participating in activities that help to prevent illness.
Six Dimensions of Health and Wellness
Making Healthy Changes: The Health Belief Model