Activity level of a nations, in innovations,development and productivity depend largely on the health and energy level of workingage people in each country.

There are numerous powerful and growing trends, which together are becoming a major risk for good national health in most countries. This is perhaps more emphasized in China and India.

They are as follows:


There are clearly more transsexual people, because the nations do not limit the expose of the endocrine disruptors (chemicals which effect on hormonal systems) that behave like hormones in the body.
The sexual development of children is very sensitive in the early weeks of the pregnancy and in the early puberty. Individuals which have got hormonal distraction, have lower levels of sex related hormones which effect on the behaviour, genital health and reproductive capabilities.
The imbalance of this phenomenon is seen in the gender related behaviour like sexual activity, in number of marriages and children to be born.
The number of live semen, testosterone have declined a lot during the last 4 decades. With this trend we are facing the fact during the coming next 2-3 generations that most men cannot make women pregnant anymore.
At the moment in Japan close to half of the young adults (18-39 years of age) are not interested in the opposite sex in sexual manner at all. In other countries the situation is similar even if published studies are missing.
This worsening trend shall have dramatic impacts on the population structures.


Mobile phones are like “clued” to the hands of children, young and working age people. This addiction replaces other activities like sports, handcraft, social activity, many other hobbies etc. The personal developments of skills, capabilities and experiences (except mobile use / gaming and internet skills) is all the time shrinking and now already makes most of the urban young people typically so called “new helpless”.


According to international research teams, already the present coverage of TV, Radio, mobile, WLAN etc. wireless nets effect on our health and cause at least physiological impacts like loneliness, melancholy, depression and certain cancers.
The worsening health statistics support clearly this theory. Our habit is to keep the mobile at hand and close to the body almost all the time is common risk to get exposed to.  5G shall make this phenomenon worse.


Due to many changes of lifestyle habits, the physical movement and thus energy consumption is degreasing, starting on children. At the same time the quality of food is not supported really by health eating awareness or health habits but rather the advertisements of the food industry which tempt people to eat fibre and nutrient poor, and sugar and energy rich processed foods. This trend leads into the epidemic of overweight with numerous illnesses that come with it, like diabetes, fatty liver, mental health problems, joint degeneration and Alzheimer etc.
Their impact on national economies shall be astronomical.


Poor gut health and bad sleeping habits, poor micro circulation of blood and lymph, poor nutrition and eating habits, overweight and lack of exercise together drop the level of immune resistance.
At the same time, we have growing number of antibiotic resistant pathogens which are spreading in the world.
The result is that we see already now, and shall see much more in the future, infections, illnesses and deaths due to low level of immunity.


Overweight, high blood sugar, lack of healthy fats and exercise, stress, hurry, noise and other brain health factors together bring us more and more even working age, but mainly retired people with memory illnesses.
Before memory illness appears, for many years the brain health (= cognitive capacity) has been degreasing.
In the work life this means poorer productivity and adaptability and poorer mental health and lower level of quality of life.


There are more melancholic and depressed people than ever. All those fore mentioned and listed things in this article cause poorer mental health.
We have serious trend of declining mental health because the cause factors are rapidly growing and increasing.

These life changing trends and processes cannot be stopped or reversed without extensive preventive national health program, where large number of measures are efficiently executed.

Veli-Jussi Jalkanen
Preventive health specialist