Lifestyle disorders are defined as health problems that arise due to changes in lifestyle. This cause less oxygen levels in blood and hypoxia occur. Habits, behaviours and practices such as poor eating habits, inactivity or smoking cause these. Factors which we cannot control are age, gender and hereditary.
Risk factors responsible for causing lifestyle disorders:
Majority of us have desk jobs that include sitting for more than 6 hours at one place without any physical activity. The advent of modern technology has also simplified our lives and today we lead very inactive lives, making us susceptible to lifestyle disorders. The common risk factors or habits that can increase the threat are:
A healthy lifestyle is the only way:
The best way to ensure that you are free from any lifestyle complications and issues that can affect your health or your pregnancy is by leading a balanced an active life. The following are the aspects that need to be included to achieve the same.
What to add to your Healthy diet?
What to avoid?
Impact of Lifestyle Disorders on Pregnancy:
Diabetes, high BP, cardiovascular disease are becoming common complications in pregnancy which can be easily controlled to a certain extent by lifestyle changes. Unnecessary weight gain is also a huge issue which can be tackled by taking adequate and balanced food. In a woman of normal BMI, weight gain of 11-16 kgs is recommended.
To conclude we can say that as the health, intelligence and temperament of the child depends on the type of nutrients it receives during fetal life, pollution and drugs exposure and physical and mental health of the mother. So stay healthy, happy, stress-free and move around to have a healthy pregnancy and baby.