Quit these 10 innocent everyday habits to significantly improve your life
Everyone is aware of the negative influence of such bad habits like eating fast food or smoking. But what if some popular everyday rituals are also quite harmful? As it turns out, these 10 widespread habits can negatively affect your life. Take a look and consider quitting some of them!
Are you into candles? For sure, they help us to create coziness at home, but some of them can be really harmful to our health! The candles which contain such chemicals as toluene, naphthalene, alkenes or alkanes can cause asthma, allergy and even promote cancer progression. Try to avoid candles made of paraffin wax.
Good candles are made of soy, beeswax, or honeycomb. If you can't find natural candles with your favorite scents just use essential oils. Add a couple of drops before lighting the candle.
It was proven that frequent showering doesn't make us healthier. It only ruins the microorganisms living on our body, which negatively affects our immunity. It can also cause some problems with digestion and result in the appearance of acne. The substances found in soap and shampoos destroy the ecosystem of the body. Showering once day is more than enough.
A pair of skinny jeans definitely makes you look thinner, but such clothing prohibits return blood flow and even promotes the developments of cellulite. A tight blouse or shirt does not allow our skin to breathe properly. Try to choose clothing made of breathing materials, which also doesn't constrict your movements. Make sure your jeans don't prevent you from breathing well.
If you look down at your mobile phone too often, it may cause pain in the shoulders and neck. There is no need to say how harmful it is for your eyes. Today the consequences of cell phone addiction go far beyond neck pain or reduction in vision. Some people feel constant anxiety from receiving fewer likes or messages on social networks. Obesity is also on the list!
Next time you want to check your phone, take a second and think if you really need to do it. Check your feed once or twice a day and try not to pay attention to the number of reactions you receive. If you use your cell phone to kill time while traveling or sitting in the waiting room, read an e-book. Make the best of it!
Many women like to sit this way, and that's definitely not the best position. Try to change your sitting position as often as possible! Crossing your legs puts pressure on the peroneal nerve located behind the knee, which supplies sensation to your feet. Your leg or foot can just go numb! The most dangerous result of crossing your legs is deep vein thrombosis. Of course, this habit only promotes the development of different diseases. You are not only to choose a good sitting position, but also to walk long enough everyday and exercise.
Today this bad habit is directly connected with our cell phone addiction. We can do almost everything right on the spot, sitting on the couch. A lot of people choose to stay at home and sit in front of the TV instead of going for a walk, even if the weather is great. The lack of activity can lead to many health problems. Still, there are a lot of people who fight their physical and mental illnesses with the help of sport, and that's a great example for all of us. Constant movement helps to balance our energy and control weight. Insufficient physical activity can lead to such problems as fragile bones, muscle stiffness, or scapula displacement. And it's just the beginning of the list!
Anyone can start fighting sitting disease right now! First, try to move more around the house: spend some time tidying every day instead of waiting until the weekend, spend at least 10 minutes outside after lunch, take the stairs. By the way, walking just two flights of stairs every day burns enough calories to lose approximately 5 pounds in a year.
Surprisingly, it doesn't matter if your snacks are healthy or not. It's just really bad for our health to eat too often and never feel hungry. We're used to thinking that hunger is bad for us, but it is actually a healthy reaction of the organism when it needs food. Do you agree that food tastes better when you're hungry? Don't reprieve yourself from such a pleasure and better wait for the next complete meal. By the way, you should have one every 3-4 hours.
We can hurt ourselves even while sleeping! If you sleep on your stomach, it can lead to numbness, pain, and tingling. The thing is that such a posture doesn't allow the body to maintain a neutral position with the spine. The head is also on one side for several hours, which always results in neck pain.
According to the scientists, the best sleeping position is sleeping on the back. As nothing is pushing your face, it prevents premature wrinkles. Your spine and neck are in a neutral position, which helps you to avoid pain.
The first meal of the day is really important. First of all, it wakes up your metabolism. If you skip your breakfast, the metabolism slows down, which may result in excess weight. Another serious consequence is unhealthy blood sugar swings. When your blood sugar is stable, you don't feel extra hunger pangs during the day. There is no need to say how much energy you need in the morning to start your day properly. Don't eat "breakfast food" in the morning if you don't like porridge or eggs: have a sandwich, a bowl of soup or a plate of salad. Just eat in the morning to feel healthy, keep normal weight and have enough energy.
In order to get rid of a headache we take pills, and it doesn't seem dangerous at all. In fact, mixing pain killers with sedatives is more dangerous than some prohibited drugs. Such a combination is highly addictive, moreover, it leads to fatigue, drowsiness, poor coordination, muscle weakness, and other serious health problems. It can even cause an overdose death!
Always be careful and make sure the pills you take together can be combined. Use only the prescribed medication and always consult your doctor before combining with something else.
Do you believe that these habits can really be harmful? Which of the things mentioned above do you do every day? Are you ready to quit some of these habits?
We are waiting for your comments!
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