Lifestyle disorders are the disorders linked with the way of people live their life. These are commonly caused by unhealthy eating habits, lack of physical activity, alcohol, drugs, smoking, unhealthy daily routine. Diet and lifestyle are major factors that influence such diseases. In India, Lifestyle disorders that appear to be increased in frequency include Cardiovascular diseases, Type 2 Diabetes, Obesity, Cancer, Osteoporosis, Gatrointestinal issues, Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, Hypertension, Depression.
The basic principle of Ayurveda is focusing on ‘Swasthasya Swasthya Rakshanam’, meaning maintaining the health of the healthy, more than ‘Aturasya Vikara Prashamanam’ meaning to treat the disease of a person. Ayurveda has approach of intervention that is targeted towards complete physical psychological and spiritual well-being which makes this science a potential option for prevention and treatment of lifestyle disorders.