We all strive for healthy life, but we are still repeating some very unhealthy habits every day. Unhealthy habits can start to develop after few years, without you ever realizing it. The best way to achieve healthiness is by eliminating the bad habits. It’s not too late to reverse your worst habits (stopping smoking, drinking, over-eating, and more) and immediately start living a happier, healthier life.
So read the following list of what you should stop doing, and make your life healthier today:
Most of us are very busy, and because of that we avoid exercising. Living a sedentary lifestyle with little to no exercise can lead to serious health conditions like stroke or arthritis. Researches say, adults have to separate 30 minutes per day for physical activity (doesn’t need to be done all at once). Ten minutes of walking during the day and 20 minutes of cardio for example. There are exercises that can be performed at your workplace or while you are traveling (soon article about these, stay tuned).
Consung big amounts of Fast food
A steady diet of double cheeseburgers and fries washed down with an oversize soda or milkshake often leads to a bigger waistline and other related health problems, like heart disease and diabetes. Trans fat, often found in fast food, raises ‘bad’ cholesterol and blood fats that contribute to hardening of the arteries, as well as firing up inflammation, which contributes to the build-up of fatty plaque in artery walls.
Everyone needs a cup of coffee at some period of the day (or night). Some of us are drinking coffee to stay awake during night shifts, but some us are simply addicted to it. Consuming too much can affect on our sleeping schedule, which can lead to high levels of stress.
Too much time in front of PC (or TV)
Playing on the computer or watching TV for longer periods of time can lead to eye damage. Also by doing this you are creating a sedentary lifestyle. This leads to laziness and less likely to get up and exercise.
And the worst of them all is the smoking! Not only is smoking one of the leading causes of death, it can also lead to many health problems.
“Smoking is a total disaster for your heart,” says Dr. Ostfeld. Smoking promotes blood clots, which can block blood flow to the heart, and contributes to plaque buildup in the arteries.
It’s also a smart bomb aimed at everyone around you, Dr. Ostfeld says. In fact, about 46,000 nonsmokers who live with a smoker die from heart disease each year because of secondhand smoke.
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