The Unhealthy Lifestyle

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UNHEALTHY LIFESTYLES AMONG MALAYSIANS
NURUL ATIKAH BINTI ZAINAL20114446752
NURUL NADIRAH BINTI NOR ASMADI2011492548
SYAFIQAH ULLYA BINTI SOHIZAN2011690354
SITI NURAKMAL BINTI NAZRI2011238298
Diploma in Industrial Chemistry Part 3
University Technology Mara Perlis

“Worldwide over 1 million people die due to lung cancer each year. It is estimated that cigarette smoking explains almost 90% of lung cancer risk in men and 70 to 80% in women”. (Walser, et al., 2008).An unhealthy lifestyle is one of the major contributors to almost every disease, illness and health issue that we are facing in this country and the whole world today as well. It becomes worse in the Malaysian society. There are several unhealthy lifestyles among Malaysians: bad eating habits, smoking habits and bad social habits. One of the examples of unhealthy lifestyle among Malaysians is bad eating habits. This kind of bad habit will lead to many bad effects on the individuals themselves. According to Liow (2010), Malaysians tend to get severe ill due to the uncontrollable eating habits. The National Health and Morbidity Survey (2006) found that two out of five people were obese where these numbers have increased three times in a decade or more. This increasing was from 4% in 1996 to 14% in 2006. Apart from that, Malaysians also are practically eating at late hours (Liow, 2010). He added that people nowadays love to spend their late night hours at mamak stalls, enjoying their suppers. This is not good because at night, our metabolic rate becomes very low so that it is easy for fat to gather and stuck in our body (Jong, 2010). This will lead to heart attack or other serious diseases. In addition, unhealthy eating habits can also cause diabetes among children. Children nowadays prefer junk food such as Coca Cola, Twisties, and Super Ring which most of them contain excessive flavoring and coloring agents rather than the healthy food. The children’s bad dietary habits of eating hamburgers,...
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