In modern world when machines and computer have replaced humans and thrust them into a sedentary life style; so much so the industrial revolution and advancement in the science and technology has polluted our whole environment t and whole ecosystem–be it water, be it air, or be it our food that too is available in adulterated form and “Biomagnifications” at every food chain and food web level has further deteriorated our health. Side by side the junk food like pizza, burger, candies and soft drinks etc have made eventually humans from over weight to obese inviting doctor’s attention at every stage of life.Children’s indoor computer games, TV cartoon show have confined them within four walls of rooms and they don’t move their bodies’ even take meals sitting at a place hours together is an alarming concern and harbinger of “diseased children” at a very tender age. They are over burdened by studies and parents start comparing their children with others putting tension in their minds to secure above 95%–irrespective of their mental level and age they too is very much telling upon their mental health.Stressful life– (house hold stress/job/school/college/university stress etc) has taken front seat in human lives and they have lost sleep adding more woes.Most of the people die of the diseases being ignorant or not health conscious but some suffer from psychological disorder being unnecessary too conscious that is “Hypochondria”.Different dogmas regarding health issues have further frustrated humans as to what to take and what not to take they are trapped by the different products of Ayurveda and homeopathy which are not medically tested. Let me quote one example where one girl student once saw an advertisement on T.V regarding weight loss. She placed order and started and consuming it without consulting any doctor and within six month she landed in trouble and suffered from kidney failure and still on Dialysis.In our society medication is very common and often they land in trouble. One of my relative put himself in diet and avoided taking sugar for weeks together. After every hectic day his health started deteriorating and he was feeling giddy attributing reason arbitrarily to ear aliment or spondlytous which actually was not the reason he was left with no option but to get consultation at Jammu where his blood sugar tests showed blood sugar level was plummeted below 70 and immediately he was put on sugar diet and within jiffy he was normal.Most of us don’t visit doctors and start self medication which is harmful and some often swarm in diagnostic labs vigorously and become conscious about cholesterol and bla bla…level in blood. But recent studies have shown that only 15% of cholesterol comes to blood through fatty diet and more than 80%comes from liver, so liver dysfunction is responsible for this fuss. Another theory is that is that people with elephantine body having high BMI (Body Mass Index) suffer from heart attacks and for slim and trim body there is no such ailment, but fact is other way around .Wrestlers and weight lifter has high BMI but they are fit health wise. One of the renowned dieticians Rujjuta Diwaker has fabulously explained such health dogmas. She is of the view that it is BMR (Body Metabolic Rate) not BMI (Body Mass Index) that matters elaborating it, it is pertinent to, mention that there are two types of persons…One is FOTI (Fat outside but thin inside) which means though fatty body but having not fats in blood. Another one is TOFI (Thin outside but Fat inside) and I will to your judgment to choose the healthy one. I myself know so many so many acquaintances, having high cholesterol; uric acid etc corroborated the dynamics and concepts of health issues commented upon by renowned aforementioned dieticians.Putting oneself on diet landing to Anorexia is not wisdom instead take balanced diet and eats seasonal fruit and seasonal dishes, avoid sedentary life and junk food,do 30 minutes walk and 15 minutes exercise and any game…drink lot of water but no excess that leads to kidney problem…timely meals over and above all think positive and have sound night sleep of 8 hours (excess sleep is bad for health)in this rush world you are rushing a rush business, so you have to learn art of living with hygienic life(cleanliness is next to godliness)All the work and no play makes the jack a dull boy, if you can afford swimming that is the best exercise, but don’t ask me why Whales are fat even after swimming.
Wish you all a Healthy lifestyle.Written byHUMA SAROORI (M.A ENGLISH)Contact me at [email protected]