How Unhealthy Lifestyle Shortens Your Life Span-Dermatocare’s lifestyle fitness tips

Written By Dr Surbhi, MD Skin

Last updated: 03/10/18

Have you given a thought why the prevalence of lifestyle diseases and cancer is increasing? Why the need of anti-aging skin care products has increased? Why people commonly take vitamin or other health supplements? And why this trend is observed in people with good income who have easy access to health providers, living in clean environment, and can afford best of food?


Is food from best of bakeries or fast food outlets, or sedentary life style, or the chemicals in our environment killing us slowly? Unfortunately, this is the reality we all know, but ignore until we are suffering from the consequences of unhealthy lifestyle. In this article, we provide you with scientific aspect of how unhealthy lifestyle shortens your lifespan.

Various studies show that ageing is NOT totally dependent on the genes that we inherit from our parents but also on the stress that our body undergoes during lifetime. This was long time back termed as Stochastic theory of aging; according to which any stress in the form of unhealthy food, chemicals, diseases, pollutants, mental tension etc. contributes to ageing.

Scientist realized that it is not stress but the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) due to stress that leads to ageing. These ROS have capacity to damage the main constituents of our cell namely lipids, proteins and DNA, thus accelerating the aging process. This was later termed as Free Radical Theory of Ageing. 

Healthy lifestyle in the form of nutritious diet, regular exercise, sound sleep and stress-free attitude not only reduces the generation of these damaging ROS, but also scavenges the existing ROS and promote longevity. On the other hand, unhealthy lifestyle leads to generation of ROS that not only shortens your lifespan, but also a healthy year of your life.

So, what are you waiting for?  Follow these 10 lifestyle tips to beat these reactive oxygen species, and live longer yet healthy life!


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