Ayurvedic Principles to Prevent Lifestyle Disorders

  • Priyanka Chaturvedi Associate Professor and HOD, Department of Ayurveda and Community, IES University, Bhopal, M.P. India.
  • Durgesh Senthiya Assistant Professor, Samhita Siddhant Department, Corporate College of Ayurvedic Sciences, Bhopal, M.P. India.
Keywords: Lifestyle disorders (LSD), Dincharya, Ritucharya, Vegadharan, Sadvratta, Sustainable development goal


In India, almost 61 percent of all death in India is due to lifestyle disorders and non-communicable diseases WHO identifies prime risk factors for LSD. These are alcohol and tobacco intake, poor diet intake, lack of physical activities, mental stress, etc. According to sustainable development goal l3.4, which mandates a 1/3rd reduction in premature death due to lifestyle disorder by 2030.

An individual or group of people who have a lifestyle disorder (LSD) are essentially inviting themselves to develop any number of ailments that are mostly based on how they live. These include conditions including chronic bronchitis, hypertension, heart disease, stroke, obesity, diabetes, and malignancies brought on by diet and cigarette use. Ayurveda describes several principles to prevent LSD like Dincharya (daily routine), Ritucharya (seasonal routine), Sadvratta (code of conduct), etc but seven principles are essential to follow to lead a healthy life. These are 1. Tri-upstairs (Ahara, Vihara, Brahmacharya) which is the main pillar of health, 2. Dincharya, 3.  Ritucharya, 4. Avoidance of Vegadharana (suppression of natural urges), 5. Avoidance of Prajnapradha (renunciation) 6. Sadvratta (good code of conduct), 7. Yoga (to avoid mental stress). This article mainly emphasizes the preventive aspect of Lifestyle disorder by using the Ayurveda principle.


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Priyanka Chaturvedi, & Durgesh Senthiya. (2023). Ayurvedic Principles to Prevent Lifestyle Disorders. International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharma Research, 11(Suppl3), 55-57. https://doi.org/10.47070/ijapr.v11iSuppl3.2887