7 Habits That Can Hurt Your Health
Editors Note: This is a fantastic guest post by Roman Soluk of Optimistic Life
You all know that in order to be healthy you should eat a healthy food, do regular physical exercises and give up smoking. But do you know that those little things that you do in your everyday have a huge impact on your health? Wondering what are those things?
These are your simple everyday habits. Throughout your life you acquire different habits. Some of them are useful, others are just harmless, while others, although are meant to improve your health, can on the contrary ruin it. Those things that may seem useful take energy from your body.
So, let’s find out what are those everyday habits that can have a harmful effect on your healthâ€¦
7 everyday habits that can hurt your health
1. Regular lack of sleep
Nearly 50 years ago an average person slept 8 hours, now people sleep only 6.5 hours. People have begun to sleep less because of the accelerated pace of life. But apart from that the number of people is suffering from sleep disorders (for example, due to stress).
Remember that a regular lack of sleep for a few days in a row leads to irritability, depression and even obesity.
2. Constantly trying to lose weight with the help of diets
Some people really succeed in losing weight with the help of diets, the other fail. But there are such people who despite their failures constantly try and try new diets, starting them again and again.
They always have a sense of guilt and frustration over the unfulfilled plans for weight loss, they are trying to punish themselves with a more strict diet, suffer from constant hunger (and often from the lack of essential substances). As a result they fail again.
Remember, your diet must be balanced, and the attempts to lose weight successfully must be accompanied by physical activity. Only then you can succeed.
3. Chronic pain
Some people who experience chronic pain, for years put off a visit to the doctor, thinking: â€œToday I feel better, maybe it will stop hurting.â€
But such person starts to feel muscle weakness, loss of appetite and libido, reduction of physical activity, restless sleep and poor concentration. They always feel exhausted and this greatly reduces the quality of life.
4. Drinking too much coffee
A cup of coffee adds some energy, but too much coffee every day will act vice versa. It’s simple: you get used to it and your body requires more and more coffee, but you can’t increase this amount all the time.
In addition, the consumption of caffeinated beverages increases dehydration. For those who find it difficult to give up the habit of drinking a few cups of coffee a day, it makes sense to combine them with drinking water during the day.
5. Regular intake of energy drinks
Energy drinks should not become a regular morning habit. Drinking it as a sufficiently powerful stimulant, a person receives a huge dose of caffeine, taurine and often ginseng. After such an effect your body needs rest and recovery. At particular risk are your liver, nervous and cardiovascular systems. Besides, when drinking these drinks too often you get used to them and thus their effect becomes weaker and weaker.
6. Lack of oxygen
The lack of oxygen from a permanent stay in a stuffy room slows down the metabolism and causes fatigue. So, remember to walk outdoors more often, think of some effective breathing techniques, etc.
7. Lack of movement
Lack of movement causes your muscles lose their tone, and soon you’ll experience lack of energy. Moreover, physical activity reduces not only the risk of cardiovascular diseases, but also the risk of depression.
So, keep this in mind. If you really want to take care of your health, to keep fit and simply feel good, try to avoid these things.
This list isn’t limited to these 7 habits, so think before you’ll try something new even if it seems useful for your health. Take care of yourself and be healthy!