We all know some things are really bad for our health. Smoking, binge drinking, and processed foods are all unhealthy, but hang on it does not stop there.
Drinking too much water, wearing cheap sunglasses, and taking the window seat on a plane are just some of the other surprising things that can cause damage to your body.
To ensure optimal health, it’s best to avoid the the following unhealthy things in our daily lives, as follows:
Drinking too much water. We all know you can drink too little water, but too much water? According to sports medicine specialist Natasha Trentacosta, drinking too much water can be bad for your health because it can dilute the sodium in your body. In the worst case scenario it can lead to hyponatremia, which is low sodium levels in the blood + you can die from it!
Browsing Facebook. Mindlessly scrolling through social media conveniently kills time, but it is also an unhealthy habit that can be harmful to your mental and physical well-being. Researchers believe that social media can lead to feelings of isolation and increase your risk of depression, Verywell Health noted. Invest in real face time with friends and family to boost your mood, do not do it!
Wearing cheap sunglasses. You may think you scored a great deal by purchasing sunglasses that look just like the designer brands at a fraction of the price, but they may not be offering you total UV protection, Paying extra for the more expensive brands will buy you full protection against the Sun’s harmful rays. Remember, our eyes are our windows to the world!
Thinking about stressful events. It is not always easy to stop the mind from drifting back to events in your life that were particularly stressful, but doing so is an unhealthy habit you need to stop. Studies have found that people who spend more time revisiting those stressful events are more likely to be depressed. Pay attention to your thoughts and when they start to gravitate toward negative memories, try to distract yourself or replace the thoughts with ones that make you feel happy, Stress like cancer is a killer too!
Wearing wireless earbuds. Airpods and similar devices are designed to fit in your ear, but they could increase the probability of infection. You could also be increasing your risk of hearing loss, but this has nothing to do with volume. Use of earbuds can increase the likelihood of cerumen aka earwax impaction and when left unattended, this can cause hearing loss!
Choosing the window seat on plane trips. Choosing the window seat may offer the best views, but it does comes at a health risk. “When you’re in a plane, the UVB radiation most associated with sunburn is blocked by the windows of the plane, but the UVA radiation is not,” says a spokesperson for the British Association of Dermatologists. “As you are much closer to the ozone layer, the Sun’s rays are much more harmful.” So, take the aisle seat, get up and walk around!
Eat healthy, Be healthy, Live lively