Health Habits That Go Down Like A Lead Balloon
Because humans are creatures of habit, everyone has some that relate to their health. For the most part, they might not seem like a big deal. In fact, you might even think that they help you stay fit and healthy. But, that’s a lie because there are lots of habits which are bad. Actually, they are so bad that they need to stop right away for the sake of your body. Otherwise, you might find yourself up a certain creek without a paddle. Here are the bad habits that you want to drop like a, well, like a bad habit!
Okay, so this one isn’t a big surprise. At least, it shouldn’t be! Still, plenty of people smoke on a daily basis, and it harms their entire body. We’re not just talking about your lungs here, either. Sure, your lungs, two of the most important organs in your body take a beating. But, so does your heart, your brain, your kidneys, your lips, and your throat to name five. And, the damage doesn’t stop there because cigarette tar can permeate throughout your body. What’s even worse is that you’re more than likely damaging another person’s health with second-hand smoke. Quite simply, there is no way to be healthy and maintain a regular cigarette habit.
Drinking and smoking are in the same category, yet they are different. For one thing, alcohol isn't always bad for the body. Indeed, some booze can strengthen the heart such as red wine. However, drinking copious amounts of alcohol is something that will inflict damage to your health. And, if you do it over a short period, it’s even worse. Binge drinking is dangerous because it isn’t in moderation. Instead of drinking the recommended units over a week, you do it over a weekend. On Monday, your liver still struggles to cope with the damage. Instead of binging, try drinking a small, consistent amount.
Avoiding The Doctor
With mobile urgent care available to everyone, there isn’t an excuse to avoid the doctor. Yet, plenty of people say things like ‘I don’t have the time’ or ‘I don’t want to waste the doctor’s time.’ In truth, not organizing regular check-ups is a health risk because everything isn’t always as it seems. Your body might feel great, but there could be more going on inside. A regular trip to the doctor ensures that you’re in peak condition physically as well as mentally. Let’s face it – you don’t want to suffer from something that’s treatable.
Lack Of Sleep
The average person should get at least 7 hours of sleep each night. However, studies show that plenty of people only get 5 or 6 hours. Sleep deprivation might not seem like a big deal, but it is because sleep is when your body gets to rest. It also gets the chance to regenerate and rebuild. If you’re awake, your body has to concentrate on functions which should be otherwise arbitrary. Getting your head down for 7 hours a night will help you look and feel great.
Seriously, it’s all about the Zs!