Lifestyle diseases are definitely a growing concern:- Dr Shashank Joshi- 011019

Study shows that 64% of people lifestyle habits are at heart risk

Bhubaneswar: Lifestyle diseases are definitely a growing concern amongst the medical fraternity and Heart Disease has emerged as one of the most serious of these in the last few years. However most people do not understand how these small lifestyle behaviors can impact their heart. Study states that 90% of people who sleep less than 7.5 hours a day and are at heart risk, do not even consider sleep as a critical risk factor. Such basic lifestyle habits that we ignore today can lead to much bigger issues. Study is a wake-up call for us to start considering proactive understanding of heart health as a key factor while ensuring overall body health. Dr. Shashank Joshi (Endocrinologist, Padma Shree Awardee) said after the Saffolalife study.

While India is moving towards health consciousness, heart health awareness is still not as prevalent. The small habits and behaviors in our lifestyle that we tend to ignore a lot of times are factors that silently cause our hearts to be at risk. Although we are aware about markers like high cholesterol, hypertension and diabetes etc., we are often not aware of the impact of the seemingly small lifestyle behaviors which are within our control. Understanding the impact of these underlying habits is key to better heart health awareness and care. Therefore, to create greater awareness regarding these lifestyle habits that lead to heart risk, Saffolalife commissioned a survey which was conducted by Nielsen covering 1226 respondents across key cities of Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad. Some of the startling facts from the study revolve around the growing incidence of heart risk amongst those who are stressed or get inadequate sleep.

During this World Heart Day, Saffolalife through its flagship study talks about commonly ignored lifestyle habits and their high correlation to heart risk. Even more eye-opening is the lack of awareness of the impact of these habits on heart health. The key finding that emerges from the study is that 64% people in the top Indian cities, who exhibit one or more of behaviors like lack of sleep, stress, sedentary lifestyle, skipping meals and belly fat, are at heart risk.

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