We are already aware of the impact that a healthy lifestyle can have on our life quality, psychical, and mental health, but how reliable is this impact in comparison with the effects of vitamins and pills? World Health Organizations suggests that should we want to avoid developing any type of dementia conditions, we would also want to give up on taking large amounts of medication and start taking care of our bodies through adopting a healthy lifestyle as early as possible.
Here’s what habits should you avoid to stay away from dementia-related conditions
Data collected show that 10 millions of people develop dementia-related diseases every year, worldwide, and that the costs of taking care of dementia suffering patients will inevitably raise. It is estimated to reach $2 trillion per year by 2030.
Taking there worrying numbers into account, you might want to take action in this regard and ensure as much as possible that you avoid any risks in this regard. Maria Carillo, chief science officer, states that roughly 33% of the dementia cases can be avoided through simple activities like exercise, taking care of our health and treating any other diseases we suffer from an early stage (especially diabetes, high cholesterol), and basically adopting an equilibrated lifestyle while avoiding smoking or alcohol.
Are vitamins and pills bad for your health?
Specialists claim that having a healthy diet can powerfully impact your overall health in the right way. It is suggested that your body benefits from numerous vitamins and nutrients as a consequence of the diet you adopted, and not to taking pills that artificially increase the number of nutrients in your body.
WHO’s doctor Neerja Chowdhary state that there’s no documented evidence that these pills benefit your health, but instead there’s a lot of evidence showing that they might be harmful if taken in high dosages. Also, scientists are not necessarily supportive when it comes to games or puzzle type activities, claiming that there’s no evidence these have a good impact on one’s long term mental health either.
Similarly, WHO scientists suggest that antidepressant should be prescribed strictly in the case where the patients suffer from depression, as there is not enough evidence to support that such treatment might be also beneficial to dementia patients.