- Things you use every day might harm your health.
- Food you eat might cause health problems.
- Emotions might harm your health.
When you are thinking of things that can harm your health there are many things that come to your mind. Some are eating nutritious foods, smoking or drinking, not exercising and many other things. But nobody thinks about how some everyday things that you do can harm your body in a worse way than any of those that come to your mind right away.
Having A Desk Job
Unfortunately, most of us have desk jobs, but not a lot of people realise how much harm that can do. Of course, it’s not recommended that you quit your job because it’s a desk job, but there are some things that you can do to help your body. Because sitting can increase your risk of getting diseases such as diabetes and heart disease it is important that you do some exercises. Try to take small breaks during your work hours and so simple stretches or just walk around the office. Even the smallest movements can help you.
Using Non-stick Cookware
We all love using a good non-stick pan, it is super simple to use and even simpler to wash. But what they don’t tell you is that the chemicals that are used to create the non-stick cover on your pan can be harmful. If you heat it up over 230ºC the surface can draw out some bad substances.
Exercising Too Much
We are all aware that exercising is a very important thing to do if you want to be healthy. But not a lot of people think that there is such a thing as too much exercise. If you have noticed that you are becoming couscous when you don’t have time to exercise on that particular day or that you are altering your diet if you didn’t exercise that means that it is causing more harm than good. Forcing your body to exercise can cause a lot of harm. There are milder consequences such as messing up your metabolism or hormones. And there are more severe consequences such as muscle strains, shin splints, Plantar fasciitis and many others that require shockwave therapy or more severe procedures.
Not Cleaning Your Fridge and Containers Regularly
Even though this might seem obvious, not cleaning out your refrigerator and containers property regularly will cause a lot of harm. That is because by not doing it you are creating a great environment for germs to spread which will weaken your immune system and cause a lot of health problems.
Using Antibacterial Soap
Yes, washing your hands with antibacterial soap is good but there are some things in it at can harm you. Even though the amount of triclosan which is the antiseptic used in the soaps is regulated by law it can still do some harm. That is because it can weaken your immune system and create hormonal imbalances as well as muscular dystrophy. There have been studies that have shown that a simple soap will wash the same number of bacteria as the antibacterial soap would, but simple soap can’t harm you.
Staying in Toxic Relationships
As we all know, staying in a toxic relationship is not something that is good. But we all sometimes stay in them with a little bit of hope that it will change. When you find yourself in a toxic relationship you’ll constantly feel drained. All the negativity, anger and drama can hand your self-esteem as well as cause not only emotional but also physical harm to you. Do your best to stay in relationships that will encourage you to do and feel your best. In the end, the most important thing is that you are happy and comfortable with people that surround you. You choose your friends.
Drinking Cow’s Milk
Nowadays, this is one of the most controversial things regarding nutrition. Since we were kids, we have been taught that drinking milk will make your bones stronger, your teeth whiter and many other things. But now, nutritionists are saying that drinking cow’s milk will cause you to lose the ability to digest lactose as well as that it contains things as chemicals and hormones. That is why nutritionists are recommending that people switch to plant-based kinds of milk that are easier to digest.
Overlooking Your Health Symptoms
Some people more than others often avoid going to the doctor because they think that it’s nothing big and it will go away on its own. But whenever you feel that something is bothering you and it’s out of the ordinary, visiting a doctor is always a good idea. There is nothing to be afraid of. Doctors are there to help you, and visiting a doctor is never a waste of time. But of course, that doesn’t mean that you should call your doctor for every little thing if there is something that’s bothering you make an appointment to check it out.
Even though it is very important to do things that will improve your health such as staying hydrated, exercising and having a nutritional diet, you must look at a greater picture. Think about other things that might be even more hazardous than common things that we hear about every day.