Life style disorders are those diseases whose occurrence is primarily based on daily habits of peoples. The main factors contributing to
life style disorders includes bad food habits, physical inactivity, wrong body posture, and disturbed biological clock. Lifestyle
disorders are a big problem for our society today. Once these were bacteria and viruses, who were the prime till date have the killers,
but now a day we human beings are proving biggest killers for ourselves. Today more than five of ten biggest killing diseases are
caused by carelessness, ignorance and irregularities of our own. Perhaps we can lower the death rate by ourselves. “In many [western]
countries, peoples’ diet changed substantially in the second half of the twentieth century, generally with increases in consumption of
meat, dairy products, vegetable oils, fruit juice, and alcoholic beverages, and decreases in consumption of starchy staple foods such as
bread, potatoes, rice, and maize flour. Other aspects of lifestyle also changed, notably, large reductions in physical activity and large
increases in the prevalence of obesity, hypertension, diabetes, cirrhosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart disease,
metabolic syndrome, chronic renal failure, osteoporosis, stroke and depression etc. This is a shortened list of the diseases; the whole
list is infinite as all the diseases known input from Lifestyle and diet.
Modern science through improved sanitation, vaccination, and antibiotics, and medical attention has eliminated the threat of death
from most infectious diseases. This means that death from lifestyle diseases like heart disease and cancer are now the primary causes
of death. The question now becomes a question of death at what age. In eighteenth-century England, chimney sweeps died in great
numbers from scrotal cancer that was then called soot wart. Everybody naturally has to die of something, but lifestyle diseases take
people before their time. Too many people are dying relatively young from heart disease and cancer and other lifestyle diseases in
modern times. The choice is yours: die young, now or at a ripe old age. Various preventive measures are described in Ayurveda, by
follows of these measures in day to day life we can save our life.