11 daily habits that harm our healthVika
Everyone knows that habits such as smoking or eating a lot of junk food can negatively affect our health, but there are many lesser-known bad habits that have become part of our daily life.
We have collected 11 of the most common daily habits that slowly and silently spoil our health.
1. Keep your wallet in your back pocket.
Anyone who carries a wallet knows that it is most convenient to store it in the back pocket of your jeans. But while this may be convenient, it is definitely not useful. Sitting on a wallet, even for a short 15 minute period, can lead to a misalignment of the spine and a change in the spine.
2. Take electronics to bed.
Recent studies have shown that using electronic devices before bed deprives us of sleep and reduces the quality of our sleep. However, a survey by the National Sleep Foundation shows that approximately 89% of adults and 75% of children have at least one electronic device in their bedroom.
3. Wash your hands with hot water.
Various studies have confirmed that hot and cold water are equally effective in killing germs and removing bacteria from our hands. According to these studies, whether it was 38 ° C or 16 ° C, water temperature did not play a decisive role in reducing the number of bacteria. In addition, it has been proven that cold water is actually healthier for our hands than hot water. Why? Because washing your hands with warm water softens your skin, making your hands more vulnerable to germs.
4. Drink from plastic bottles.
It would be logical to assume that drinking from plastic bottles is a safe and healthy activity. However, not all materials are equally safe and environmentally friendly. Plastic bottles pose a threat from the chemicals they release when exposed to high temperatures. For example, if you leave a bottle in your car on a hot day, the surface layers of the plastic can release a toxic chemical (bisphenol A) that can contaminate the water you drink.
5. You eat too quickly.
Numerous studies have shown that eating food quickly and chewing food too quickly can lead to a number of health problems. Fast food can lead to weight gain at a high rate and may even increase your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.
6. Brush your teeth immediately after eating
While some of us tend to brush our teeth immediately after eating, numerous studies suggest that we should wait at least 30 minutes after eating before brushing. Our teeth are protected by enamel, and acids created by various foods can wear away this protective enamel, which means our teeth are in their weakest condition immediately after eating.
7. Cleaning the ears with cotton swabs.
Cleaning your ears with cotton swabs does more harm than good. Cleaning your ears with cotton swabs propels earwax further into the ear canal, according to research. It can also lead to infections, perforated eardrums, and tinnitus.
8. Using a hand dryer.
Hand dryers may be a more environmentally friendly solution than paper towels, but they certainly aren't good for us. Research has shown that hand dryers in public toilets spread fecal germs to your hands. The mechanism that air hand dryers use when blowing air tends to carry bacteria in the air of the toilet.
9. Drink too much juice.
It is commonly known that orange juice is rich in vitamin C, vitamin B, and various antioxidants. In fact, drinking juice is considered a healthy habit. However, drinking too much alcohol can harm our health as it can lead to tooth decay, type 2 diabetes, and obesity.
10. Sleeping too much.
Sleep is the time when the body recovers. You would be wrong to assume that more sleep means more rest and better health. Research has proven that oversleeping brings with it a range of health hazards.
11. Sit all day.
When people are working, studying, and communicating, they often perform these activities in a seated position. And too much sitting brings with it a whole host of health problems that we shouldn't ignore. Sitting doesn’t require a lot of energy, which means you don’t burn a lot of calories when you’re seated. This means that excessive sitting has been linked to health problems such as premature mortality, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity.