Premature death is not what anyone prays for, but sometimes human beings contribute to this, especially when it has to do with non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

How? You will ask.

Meditate on this statement by the World Health Organisation and you will find reason to act fast.

First, the organisation wants the government to step up efforts to control noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) to meet globally agreed targets, including preventing the premature deaths of millions of people from these conditions.

WHO says limited national progress has been made in the fight against NCDs – primarily cardiovascular and chronic respiratory diseases, cancers and diabetes.

This diseases claim the lives of 15 million people aged 30 to 70 years annually.

One thing it found in its latest Noncommunicable Diseases Progress Monitor report is that the windows of opportunity to save lives is closing.

“This is playing out before our eyes in many ways, including in the increasing numbers of people, particularly children and adolescents, suffering from obesity, overweight and diabetes.

“If we don't take action now to protect people from NCDs, we will condemn today’s and tomorrow’s youth to lives of ill-health and reduced economic opportunities," WHO director for the prevention of NCDs, Dr Douglas Bettcher said.

What To Do To Check Obesity, Overweight And Diabetes

WHO wants governments to double efforts, as the world is not on track to meet the target set by the Sustainable Development Goals of a one third reduction in premature NCD deaths by 2030.

However, making sure that a child lives long will also require that parents, who provide the food these children eat, make effort to give them nutritious food and not food that will make them blow up in future.

Check your child’s Body Max Index to make sure he/she is still within the weight his/her bones can carry.

Cut down on trans fat, food high in carbohydrate and make sure you give them vegetables, water, fruits and food with saturated fat.