Impact Of Lifestyle On Health

Impact Of Lifestyle On Health

By Ritika

Impact Of Lifestyle On Health

  A lifestyle typically reflects an individual's attitudes, way of life, values, or world view. Therefore, a lifestyle is a means of forging a sense of self and to create cultural symbols that resonate with personal identity. Not all aspects of a lifestyle are voluntary.


Lifestyle is a way used by people, groups and nations and is formed in specific geographical, economic, political, cultural and religious texts. Lifestyle refers to the characteristics of inhabitants of a region in a special time and place. It includes day to day behaviors and functions of individuals in job, activities, fun and diet.

In recent decades, lifestyle as an important factor of health is more interested by researchers. According to WHO, 60% of related factors to individual health and quality of life are correlated to lifestyle . Millions of people follow an unhealthy lifestyle. Hence, they encounter illness, disability and even death. Problems like metabolic diseases, joint and skeletal problems, cardio-vascular diseases, hypertension, overweight, violence and so on, can be caused by an unhealthy lifestyle. The relationship of lifestyle and health should be highly considered.

  •  lifestyle that influence on health
  • Diet and Body Mass Index (BMI): Diet is the greatest factor in lifestyle and has a direct and positive relation with health. Poor diet and its consequences like obesity is the common healthy problem in urban societies. Unhealthy lifestyle can be measured by BMI. Urban lifestyle leads to nutrition problems like using fast foods and poor foods, increasing problems like cardiovascular .
  • Exercise: For treating general health problems, exercise is included in lifestyle . The continuous exercise along with a healthy diet increases the health. Some studies stress on the relation of active lifestyle with happiness .
  • Sleep: One of the bases of healthy life is sleep. Sleep cannot be apart from life. Sleep disorders have several social, psychological, economical and healthy consequences. Lifestyle may affect sleep and sleep has a clear influence on mental and physical health .
  • Sexual behaviour: Normal sex relation is necessary in healthy life. Dysfunction of sex relation is the problem of most societies and it has a significant effect on mental and physical health. It can be said that dysfunctional sex relation may result in various family problems or sex related illnesses like; AIDS
  • Substance abuse: Addiction is considered as an unhealthy lifestyle. Smoking and using other substances may result in various problems; cardiovascular disease, asthma, cancer, brain injury. According to the recent studies in Iran, 43% of females and 64% of males experience the use of hubble-bubble . A longitudinal study shows that 30% of people between 18–65 years old smoke cigarettes permanently .
  • Medication abuse: It is a common form of using medication in Iran and it is considered as an unhealthy lifestyle. Unhealthy behavior's in using medication are as followed: self-treatment, sharing medication, using medications without prescription, prescribing too many drugs, prescribing the large number of each drug, unnecessary drugs, bad handwriting in prescription, disregard to the contradictory drugs, disregard to harmful effects of drugs, not explaining the effects of drugs.
  • Application of modern technologies: Advanced technology facilitates the life of human beings. Misuse of technology may result in unpleasant consequences. For example, using computers and other devices up to midnight, may affect the pattern of sleep and it may disturb sleep. Addiction to using mobile phones is related to depression symptoms .

  • Recreation: Leisure pass time is a sub factor of lifestyle. Neglecting leisure can bring negative consequences. With disorganized planning and unhealthy leisure, people endanger their health.
  • Study: Study is the exercise of soul. Placing study as a factor in lifestyle may lead to more physical and mental health. For example, the prevalence of dementia, such as Alzheimer's disease is lower educated people. Study could slow process of dementia.

conclusion: In regard to each factor, the systematic planning at the micro and macro level can be established. It can provide a social and individual healthy lifestyle.


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