4 behaviors that kill


80% of premature heart disease, stroke and diabetes can be prevented! Common, preventable risk factors underlie most non-communicable diseases. Most non-communicable diseases are the result of four particular behaviors:

  1. Tobacco use
  2. Physical inactivity
  3. Unhealthy diet
  4. Harmful use of alcohol

These behaviors lead to one or more of the four key physiological changes:

  1. Raised blood pressure
  2. Overweight/obesity
  3. Raised blood glucose
  4. Raised cholesterol

And these are the causes of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

Everyone dies, but not watching what we eat, not exercising, and the use of tobacco and alcohol are equivalent to killing ourselves!

[Most of the above information is taken from World Health Organization website]

2 thoughts on “4 behaviors that kill

  1. Thanks God! Not having a single physiological change mentioned above. I am just engaged in # 2 Physical inactivity :/ (not totally inactive but not having a particular plan) but I will surely plan it well after connecting with this blog 🙂


  2. I so believe in it. Really if these 4 were kept in mind we could take care of a lot of ailments.

    My dad never ever smoked, never ever drank, was super active, walked and did a lot of gardening, never indulged in junk food . Mostly ate home cooked simple, pure vegetarian food. Fasted on some days and has always been very pious. Read a lot, wrote a lot and always happy to learn something new.One positively motivated dude 🙂 Despite all of this.he underwent a heart surgery. He is diabetic and He suffered a stroke last year. And i always wondered why? Then I reason that probably there is something genetic about it and because of his good life style he has managed a healthy life until he was 71 🙂


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