The Lifesten Health application has been designed with you in mind.
This is the mobile application your health has been missing. With energy packed health activities, and challenges, an incredible global and community where you can also start your community and with health feedback, monthly comprehensive progress reports and the points that you can redeem for various gifts including holiday trip vouches, you’ve got all the reasons to be healthy, because health is the new COOL.
For Healthcare Professionals
The Lifesten Health for health professionals will help Public and Community health workers educate and record and maintain their patients data on lifestyle diseases commonly known as non communicable diseases (NCDs)
Why Lifestyle Diseases?
3 out of every 4 deaths
Out of every 4 deaths, 3 are caused by non communicable diseases. In many sub-Saharan countries its 3 out of every 5 deaths
Biggest heath burden
They account for the biggest health burden causing over 55% of all hospital admissions. The burden spreads to families as well.
Long Term Diseases
Lifestyle diseases last a lifetime, once you develop them to severe levels you have to live with the diseases and manage them.
Expensive to manage
Lifestyle diseases are very expensive to manage and often costs the individuals and families both financially and emotionally.
Easy to prevent
Prevention of these diseases is very easy and includes improving literacy , enhancing healthy living and implementing right policies.
High return on Investment
For every 1 dollar invested in the prevention and control of lifestyle diseases world bank estimates a 7 dollar return on investment
Frequently Asked Questions on Lifestyles Diseases
Lifestyle diseases share risk factors similar to prolonged exposure to three modifiable lifestyle behaviours -- smoking, unhealthy diet, and physical inactivity -- and result in the development of chronic diseases, specifically heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome, etc
Lifestyle diseases include atherosclerosis, heart disease, and stroke; obesity and type 2 diabetes; and diseases associated with smoking and alcohol and drug abuse. Regular physical activity helps prevent obesity, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, colon cancer, and premature mortality.
These four risk factors have resulted in an ever-increasing prevalence of five lifestyle diseases; namely obesity, diabetes, cancer, chronic lung disease and cardiovascular disease (CVD).
NCDs such as cardiovascular diseases (CVD), stroke, diabetes and certain forms of cancer are heavily linked to lifestyle choices, and hence, are often known as lifestyle diseases.
- Diet (low carbohydrate, high protein, low fat)
- Regular physical activity.
- Substance Abuse Should Be Avoided.
- Maintain a healthy weight.
- Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure Control.