During Sunday's episode of Bigg Boss Tamil season 7, Kamal Haasan underlined the three important factors contributing to rising cases of heart attacks among young adults.
Tamil superstar Kamal Haasan uses the Bigg Boss Tamil platform not just to offer entertainment but also to convey important messages to society. He began Sunday's episode by addressing the issue of growing cases of heart attacks among young people.
Traditionally, heart attacks were associated with older individuals, but recent trends have defied this perception. "Recently, many young people have suffered heart attacks. People as young as 30 and below 40 have suffered it. It shocked me as I was not able to understand it," Kamal said on the show.
Reasons for rising heart attack cases in youth
He underlined the three important factors contributing to this alarming public health concern in India. "I discussed it with my doctor friends and they gave three main reasons for this. First, inadequate sleep; second, dietary habits, which can be interrelated. Perhaps, the lack of proper sleep affects your eating routine. Our food should serve as medicine rather than the other way around. The third reason is insufficient physical activity," he added.
Kamal urged the audience of the show to get enough physical activity to maintain their well-being, questioning whether many have become sedentary. "I wonder whether most of us have become couch potatoes. The interest we show in watching cricket is not there in playing it," he said.
He cautioned young viewers not to take their health for granted and assume they will have enough time to correct their mistakes. "India's strength is its human resources. And we should not lose resources to diseases," he noted.
Sunday's episode was also eventful as Kamal addressed other issues among the housemates and pulled up 'Cool' Suresh for his body-shamming jokes. He suggested that comedians who make offensive jokes about the looks of other people may not find success in the show business.
And Vijay Varma became the latest contestant to be evicted from the house.