Sedentary lifestyle takes toll on health

Awareness programme held at SKIMS

Experts stress for regular exercise, balanced diet


Srinagar, Jan 22: Department of Community Medicine organized a programme ‘Lifestyle diseases and role of community medicine’ at SKIMS Soura here on Tuesday.
 On the occasion, the speakers said various life style diseases including diabetes, drug abuse, depression, obesity, cardiovascular ailments and cancer are taking heavy toll on health of people.
 “Besides over use of internet causes internet addiction disorder, which is seen
 as the most modern lifestyle disease. Physical inactivity, improper diet, consumption of tobacco and alcohol are main contributing factors for high risk to our health, taking the form of very specific lifestyle diseases,” the speakers said.
 Dr. Abdul Majid Associate Professor and Clinician incharge highlighted the role of SKIMS under the AASH programme which was launched in April 2009 to control lifestyle diseases.
 “The programme is focussed on awareness, advocacy and sensitization on health issues.  Various activities have been organized so far under this programme like sensitization of
 legislators, police and other various communities. The scientifically impact ratio was seen and significant impact on the level of knowledge of communities was observed,” he added.
 Dr. Gul Javid incharge head department of Gastroenterology stressed for moral, ethical and spiritual lifestyle to maintain good health.
 Dr. Syed Shuja Qadri senior resident Community Medicine gave a detailed presentation
 on various aspects of modern lifestyle and its increased impact on health.
 “These diseases are different from other diseases as they are potentially preventable and can be controlled with changes in diet, proper sleep, regular exercise, effective handling of stress, good work-life balance and abstaining from alcohol and smoking to maintain and organise quality lifestyle,” he added.
 The programme was chaired by Dr. Parvaiz Koul Professor and Head Department of General Medicine. The programme was attended by faculty members, senior residents and postgraduate students.

Lastupdate on : Tue, 22 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 22 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Wed, 23 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST

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