In modern society it’s far too easy to fall into health problems due to lifestyle choices. Fast food, lack of exercise, smoking and drinking alcohol can all lead to health problems latter in life. As part of our health initiative in conjunction with the NHS we would like to commit to a cycle of change and educate the population of the UK on health related matters.
Smoking is one of the biggest problems we face as a nation. Around 100,000 people die in the UK die each year due to smoking related illnesses. Smoking is the cause of many types of illness including cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart disease. About half of all smokers die from smoking-related diseases. There are alternatives to smoking and many are switching to vaping. The NHS have found that electronic cigarettes are 95% safer than smoking tobacco. You can buy e cigarettes from many places with one on the biggest being SmokShop.com.
Another huge health issue in the UK is sugar. Did you know that sugary drinks kill around 184,000 people a year due to diabetes, heart disease and cancer? As a nation we’ve come to rely on sugar and use it in far too many products. One of the worst offenders is fizzy drinks such as Cola. There needs to be more awareness in the UK as to what a silent killer sugar is and we are continuously pressing the government to introduce stricter regulations on how sugar is controlled.
Another serious problem the UK faces in the 21st century is obesity. More people are dying in Britain due to being overweight than anywhere else in Europe, and we’re considered the fattest nation outside of America. Around one in every 11 deaths in the UK is now linked to obesity and it’s clear it’s a very serious issue. Obesity is caused by the lifestyle we lead and fast convenient food. As a nation we need to get healthier which means more exercise and more attention to the food we eat.
The HCAIS Conference covers more than reducing health care associated illnesses, it also covers lifestyle and choice. Together we can work together to promote healthier lifestyle choices and hopefully prevent, not only the strain on our health system but also unnecessary deaths.