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Makings of a Lifestyle

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A lifestyle typically reflects an individual's attitudes, values and world view.  Lifestyle is a means of forging a sense of self and personal identity. Not all aspects of a lifestyle are voluntary. Surrounding social and technical systems can constrain the lifestyle choices available to the individual and the symbols she//he is able to project to others and the self. The lines between personal identity and the everyday doings that signal a particular lifestyle become blurred in modern society. Lifestyle may include views on politics, religion, health, intimacy, and more. All of these aspects play a role in shaping someone's lifestyle.

An individual’s health depends a lot on their lifestyle. Maintaining physical and mental health are crucial to an individual’s lifespan. The more time spent on hygiene, physical fitness, and diet regulation, the healthier lifestyle they have. Drastic changes in lifestyle can result in depression; such changes include: job loss, widowed, divorced, poor performance in college and dating breakups.

Technology has allowed the comingling of diverse lifestyles and has greatly changed the lives of people in society. Technological advancements introduced factors such as mobile phones, television and telecommunication systems  that  change our values and views on the world and with the conveniences come a more sedentary lifestyle which can lead to unhealthy consequences.

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