These Habits Harm You As Much As Smoking

Many of you don’t smoke and think that is a sign of a healthy lifestyle, but at the same time you don’t pay attention to the seemingly harmless habits that can damage your health in the same extent as smoking. The only difference is the “mechanism” of the long-term impact on the body.

1. Long-term sitting

Even if you regularly exercise, long-term sitting (such as when you are working) extremely harms your body. “Sedentary” lifestyle can make any health condition even worse.
If you seat more than 8 hours a day you have to introduce at least 30 minutes of movement in your daily schedule. When possible, walk instead of taking your car and ,if you are using public transportation, walk for at least 15 minutes after your working hours are over. And use the opportunity to stretch your legs whenever you can.

2. Too much meat and cheese in your diet

This might be very painful for all the gourmets, but you cannot base your diet on these two ingredients as, no matter how much you like them. Our body needs animal protein which we get from the meat and cheese, but there are also “vegetarian” sources of the same protein which we should use at least 2-3 times a week as a substitute.

3. Cooking on a gas stove

Unlike electric stove, the gas stove has one flaw. While cooking you get an extra dose of carbon monoxide and formaldehyde, two substances you inhale during second hand smoke. To solve this problem, make sure your kitchen hood is turned on as long as the stove is because it decreases the pollution levels from 60 to 90 %.

4. Sunbeds

We want to protect ourselves from the sun as we were vampires but we often forget that the “artificial” one is not good for us neither. Learn how to love your skin no matter how it looks like, because that is the healthiest option. If you want to make it glow, just eat food rich in carotene.

5. Chronic sleep deprivation

We have to provide our bodies at least 6-7 hours of sleep every day to avoid high blood pressure, heart diseases and many other health problems. Feeling tired all the time is not normal and don’t try to get used to it. If necessary, change your lifestyle entirely to ensure enough sleep.

 

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