There are certain things we consider normal but which are really harmful to our health. Most people have adopted these health hazards into their daily routine without even realising the damage.
- Constantly staring at a screen all day
Most people constantly stare at a screen all day. First, it’s in the office, and then it’s at home looking down on the phone screen till bedtime. This is very dangerous, and the rays from these screens can cause long term health hazards.
To avoid damaging your eyes, take breaks from looking at any screen of any sort. Take a few minutes to look away from your computer or phone screen.
- Sitting too much
Frequent sitting can increase the risk of heart disease; worsen mental health and other issues, especially for those who do not get regular exercise. It’s a little hard to change your work lifestyle, but try to move around the office whenever possible, and maybe take a walk after work to have some time spent on your feet.
- Skipping breakfast
Skipping breakfast or eating breakfast late in the day could raise the risk of heart disease, diabetes and obesity. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day as it gets your body started with the appropriate nutrients needed to get through the day successfully. Due to busy schedules, most people skip breakfast. As much as possible, avoid skipping breakfast.
- Sleeping late
Chronic sleep deprivation can affect your appearance. Over time, it can lead to premature wrinkling and dark circles under the eyes. Lack of sleep can lead to an increase of the stress hormone in the body. Some of the most serious long term potential problems associated with chronic sleep deprivation are high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attack, heart failure or stroke.
- Not taking enough water
Many people don’t realise just how important water really is. The human body is made up of 66 per cent water, and when we lose just a little bit of water through sweat and elimination, and we do not replenish it, it affects our health.
When a person begins to dehydrate, more things happen in the body than just being thirsty; the more liquid in the body is lost, the thicker the blood becomes and the harder the heart muscle must work to pump the blood through the circulatory system.