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The Big Ones: 3 Health Issues That Claim Most Lives Today

Through the ages, the biggest causes of mortality tend to change. It is reliant on the trends of the time and the availability of proper healthcare. In the age that we live in now, there are certain health issues that seem to claim most lives to date.

This is what we shall be focusing on for today. Those three health issues are:

Obesity

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With the technology that we’ve got today, processes are a lot faster and it limits the need for actual physical endeavors on our part. There has also been a massive increase of the intake of sugar and fats in our diet. All these have given birth to obesity. This is something that has affected people of various ages, ethnicities, and genders.

Obesity is the gateway to a wide array of other diseases like diabetes.

Cardiovascular Disease

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With all the oil rich foods that we have been consuming and other vices which end up clogging up arteries, cardiovascular disease is now a leading cause for mortality in today’s world. There are people as young as 25 years old that suddenly drop dead from a heart attack simply because of wrong lifestyle choices.

Cardiovascular disease, once it is in your system, will require maintenance medication and even the intervention of surgery in order to keep you safe.

Sexually Transmitted Disease

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With the moral laxity and bad decisions that have been going around, people have been less careful about their sexual activities. There has been a massive spike in the number of people that have been infected by STDs. While a majority of them may not fatal, there are some—like HIV—which have been proven to be.

While there have been massive attempts t empower and educate people and communities, the number continues to rise.

These three health issues are some of the most common causes for mortality in today’s age. What other issues would you say contribute toward mortality?

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The Importance of Sleep: Why You Need Good Sleep

In the world that we all live in today, things can often get pretty hectic. Work, school, social commitments, and so many other things demand a lot of our energy. This only proves why good sleep is truly needed.

Sleep can be pretty hard to come by for so many and because of that their health suffers as a result. For today, we wanted to take a look at some very real benefits to getting a good night’s sleep. Benefits like:

Better Productivity

When you get a good night’s sleep, you get to have a fresh mind to tackle any tasks that you may have lined up for the day. Work is an ever present fact of life and productivity is a must. Even if you’re on a day off, productivity is needed to get chores done and what not.

Proper sleep can help make sure that you’ll have the drive and energy to get things done.

Improves Your Immunity

There have been studies that have been developed to establish the correlation between sleep and one’s immune system. They have found that the less sleep you have, the worse off your immunity will be. Haven’t you ever noticed how you get a runny nose or a headache when you lack sleep? That’s your body’s immune system reeling at the lack of rest.

Proper sleep can actually boost your immunity.

Better Mood Overall

People who lack sleep tend to be pretty cranky. This is because their body’s natural rest function hasn’t done its job. When one gets proper sleep, beyond your body getting a boost, your mood gets a lift as well.

Proper sleep makes happier people overall.

The benefits that we obtain from sleep must not be taken for granted. If you continue to go by without it or the lack of it, you can get physically and mentally ill from it. We’d love to know your ideas on this. Why do you think you need good sleep?

 

Body Loves Sleep Infographic

From Visually.