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11 worst health habits making your life miserable

Staying healthy is the first priority for everyone. Every person during his lifetime wants to stay away from diseases and expects to spend his life happily.

But some bad habits which people adapt very quickly can make their life miserable and insufferable.

Not getting enough sleep, Excessive alcohol consumption, eating lots of junk food, nail-biting etc.. could bring a difference in your life. but a little effort and change in habits could bring a drastic change to one's life.

Things that people have been doing wrong, and how to fix them:


1). Skipping breakfast:

breakfast
Breakfast

Our day starts with breakfast but a little fluctuation could bring a catastrophe in one's life. If you skip breakfast your body function will slow down to conserve energy and save calories; this will slow down your metabolism and deteriorate your ability to concentrate. 

You'll likely overcompensate by eating more at lunch. Studies by the American Journal of Epidemiology says that skipping breakfast leads to Obesity and not a just overweight issue.

Skipping the first meal of the day can have serious negative consequences for your weight, your energy levels, and even your blood sugar. Skipping the fuel keeps your metabolism running on low, which can lead to weight gain and sluggishness.

Solution To This: 

Keep a few minutes in the morning to make a little breakfast. It doesn't need to be a full platter to provide you with the solid supplements you need to cherish your morning. 

Attempt your hand on one of those on the go breakfast that will make your mornings more nutritious without delaying your daily work.

2). Smoking Cigarette:

Smoking
Smoking

Smoking genuinely causes 30% of heart illness deaths, 30% of cancer deaths, and a huge 80 to 90% of all lung tumors, also distending the danger of having a mouth, throat, and, bladder cancer.

This bad habit also drastically increases your risks for heart attacks, strokes, and high blood pressure, on top of all this, possibly causing breathing problems like bronchitis and asthma attacks.

Solution To This: 

Ask your doctor about drugs that can help kick-start your quitting process and help you combat craving and withdrawal. Enlist your friends and family. Counselors, hotlines, and support groups can also help.

Use a nicotine patch or gum(available in India) to help you get accustomed to existence without cigarettes and nicotine. Varenicline(Chantix) is a clinically approved prescription medicine used to treat nicotine addiction. It both lessens the desire for nicotine and diminishes the pleasurable impacts of cigarettes and other tobacco items. As indicated by an examination, 44% of the smokers could stop following 12 weeks utilizing Chantix.

Bupropion, sold under the brand names Wellbutrin and Zyban among countries, is a very popular medication primarily used as an anti-depressant(depressive disorder) and anti-smoking aid and it also showed twice as result as Chantix.

3). Fast food consumption:

fast food
Fast food

People go crazy for fast food because they are tasty and cheap but at the same time, they are dangerous to our health. Trans fat, commonly present in fast food, increases "bad cholesterol" and "blood fats" in your body that contribute to the stiffness of the arteries, as well as leads to constipation, which contributes to the formation of fatty patches in artery walls.

FFC (reported having consumed Western fast food in the past three months) has increased between 2004 and 2009 and in 2018 it has increased to more than 45%, from 18.5% to 23.7% in those aged 6–18, and increased drastically among those aged 13–17, from 18% to 26.5%. The increase was significant in almost all groups by age, sex, family income, and residence.

Solution to this: 

Control your desire for picking up fast food by preparing your own meals when you can. Prepare your own lunches at home and bring them to work, and substitute dinner deliveries with home-cooked meals. Not only this will helps in saving money but you'll know exactly what is inside into your dish, and what's going into your body. 

4). Not getting enough sleep:

Sleep
Sleep

Sleep is one thing which every living organism in this planet needs. and a little disturbance in sleep could make one nauseated and tired.

On an average, a person should get minimum 7-8 hours of sleep for a healthy morning. not getting the desired amount of sleep causes higher fluctuation in blood pressure, weekend immune system, and the risk of getting exposed to diseases, stress, Depression, Weight gain and many more things.

Solution to this:

Make a commitment to getting more sleep, look for common sleep thieves: caffeine and light. Avoid caffeine for 8 hours before going to bed, and restrict the reach of excess light and sound from your bedroom. 

And changing daily routine might also work in sparing some time for sleep. Avoiding late night working and movies and late night eating also proves to better sleep.

5). Overuse of painkiller and sedatives: 

Painkillers
Painkillers

Painkillers not taken properly and long-term habitual use can cause more problems than it solves. Using drugs like ibuprofen or aspirin for arthritis or muscle pain can over time increase the risk for ulcers, gastrointestinal bleeding, high blood pressure, heart attacks, and even cancer. 

Calming drugs and sleeping pills can leave people feeling confused and prone to stumbling and falling if they take them in higher-than-prescribed doses. Since they make you feel good, people may want to keep on taking them, turning them into a habit or addiction before they about know it.

Solution to this: 

Take these when needed, taking them for small pains or for fun can cause a severe effect on our body. For frequent headaches consult a nearby doctor, Migraines can be stopped quickly with the right medication.
Keep a record for hidden signs, note the Clues getting after too much of a tranquilizer which includes memory loss, excess sleepiness, feeling unresponsive and falling frequently.
And when in pain, the best way is to consult family members, friends, or nearby doctor. There’s no shame in asking for help from.

6). Poor posture:

posture
Posture

A good posture exhibits a healthy life. A person can be judged by just looking at his posture. A person posture defines his way of living. 

Recklessly lying on the couch for hours or standing in the wrong manner delivers to posture deformity. this causes deformation of spinal chard, Sitting in a slouched position for more than an hour can cause a headache, human head weighs about 10 pounds (4.5 kilograms) and if it's not squarely above your shoulders, our neck muscles get overworked. That's what causes painful tension headaches.

Solution to this: 

The key is shifting your position from time to time. Shifting your weight, leaning back and even crossing your legs could help to prevent stress. 

Switch to sitting in a proper "back-friendly" position – shoulders back, chin tucked in and elbows relaxed at 90 degrees.forearms should be supported by arm-rests as one works.

And the proper exercise of spinal cord succumb to proper posture and could prevent from posture deformity.

7). Going to sleep after dinner:

dinner
Dinner

Many people have the habit of sleeping or sitting idle just after dinner or any meal. One should never sit idle or go to sleep just after dinner. After dinner, the cholesterol and bad fat gets accumulated near the stomach and creates a wall which gets stuck to the bladder, and causes problems like constipation and indigestion. 

But walking for 20-30 minutes after dinner helps in preventing the accumulation of cholesterol and bad fat near the stomach, And walking after dinner also helps in faster digestion of food. In long run, these small habits prevent constipation problem and also prevents heart diseases.

Solution to it:

Nowadays, people don't have time to spare on such small things. but when it comes to health, one shouldn't ignore such things.

It requires only 20-30 minutes of walking after dinner which can save their life from many diseases. After dinner waits for 10-15 minutes and then take a night walk for 20-30 minutes(no need to run).

8). Spending too much time on screens:

digital screens
Digital screens

There's no doubt that everyone(irrespective of any age) spend too much time on their screens. Between jobs that require employees to stare at screens all day, to social media and streaming videos which is the most popular pastimes, to our phones acting as mini-computers, it's quite rare we are ever completely disconnected from digital screens.

There are serious things too much screen time harms our eyes as well as it disturbs our mental stability. Use of smartphone by youth has increased exponentially over these years, which makes it very hard for everyone to leave these things.

Solution to it:

We can't completely disconnect yourself from smartphones and laptops but we can make a conscious effort to disconnect from screens for a few hours a day.

Avoid falling asleep on your computer in your bed or your television on. If you find yourself consumed by social media, consider taking a break from a few accounts and reconnecting in real life with the people you care about.

9). Doing the same workout:

exercise
Exercise

Spending time to get active is an accomplishment of its own, so you'll want to be maximizing your time and energy.  If you never vary your fitness routine, your body adapts to it after time, and muscle will stop growing, people likely to get bored with such continuous workout if they are doing the same thing every time, making it easier to find excuses to skip the gym altogether.

In fact, a University of Florida study found that exercisers who varied the type of exercise were 15% more likely to work out regularly than those sticking to the same routine.

Solution to it: 

Commit to adding a little workout to your daily routine. Even something as simple as changing the route of your morning’s walk or creating a new workout soundtrack can add some interest to your present routine.

10). Nail biting:

Nail-biting
Nail-biting

Biting your nails makes your hand look ugly and with the passage of time can interfere with natural nail growth, damage the outer layer of your teeth, and damages nails look such as split nails. Because germs are transferred directly from your mouth to your nails, you risk causing infection to your nail bed(outer layer) as you chew. In very few cases, the nail bed(outer layer) got permanently damaged.

Nail-biting can cause damage to your teeth as well. Harmful bacteria like "Staphylococcus" also live underneath nails—and you don’t want to bite on that.

Solution to it: 

Keep a nail file every time with you – in your purse, in your cupboard, in the car, and at the office. Every time you have the desire to bite, file it instead.

Go for a professional manicure once every 2 or 3 weeks, suggests Angelica Kaner, Ph.D., a clinical professor at Yale University Medical School because when your nails look pretty, you’ll be less likely to snack on them—especially after you’ve spent a hefty amount of money to make them beautiful.

11). Eating with dirty hands:

Dirty hands
Dirty hands

Clean Hands is the key to a healthy body and mind. Washing hands with soap or hand wash simply restricts spreading of germs and bacteria. If you wash hands before the meal the soap kills the bacteria and pathogens present in your hand and stop them from entering your body, which could make you sick and lower the immunity.

If you do not wash hands after the meal and touch your belongings with those greasy hands you leave a thin residue of food that later after hours start getting rot and develop fungus. 

This fungus comes in contact with you and makes you ill. only 3.8% of children involved had diarrhea when parents washed their hands with soap compared to 12.5% of children whose parents did not wash their hands at all.

Solution to it: 

Wash your hands properly with soap, before and after having the meal. Our hands spread as well as pick up illness-causing germs quite easily. 

They spread 80% of communicable diseases and after touching a hard surface, pick up 30-60% of the microorganisms on it. So washing kills around 99% of the germs on your hand and prevents your life from getting miserable.
11 worst health habits making your life miserable 11 worst health habits making your life miserable Reviewed by Piyush Narayan on September 03, 2018 Rating: 5

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