How often do you get into trouble due to your bad health habits? Too often we take our bad health habits for granted not realizing that they are the same reasons why we get into trouble. For instance, you are set to do a job interview at 8 am but missed it because you woke up late, or you’re expected to join a brainstorming session at work but failed to participate miserably because of a bad hangover. How about being always absent at work because you are always sick. Do these incidents seem familiar to you?
Bad health habits not only affect our quality of work, they affect our relationships too. And just like anything bad, we can get away from bad health habits if we really want to; it just takes patience and determination.
Here is a short list of bad health habits we are often guilty of and their effect on our bodies:
Didn’t the doctor say that one stick of cigarette is seven days less of your lifetime? That wouldn’t be true if not for the incidents of countless early deaths due to smoking. Keeping a smoking habit is your sure-fire way of destroying your lungs at an early age.
Lack of Sleep
Nothing can replace a healthy dose of good night’s rest – nothing! Sleep is our natural way of recharging the body. Energy vitamins are just supplements to extend your waking time and temporarily keep you up and running, but don’t expect to stay mentally alert like you would when you had a good sleep. Likewise, lack of sleep ages your body fast and it shows in the way your skin wrinkles and dry up.
Loading up on sugar
Have you noticed the rampant cases of death due to early onset of cancer? We see a lot of people consuming too much sugar in their daily diet – iced tea, soda, slush, cakes, dessert coffees – these contain high doses of sugar. Sugar, when processed in our bodies turns our internal environment to acidic. And cancer cells feed on sugar and breeds freely in an acidic environment. Go figure.
Thriving on stress
Some people simply take pleasure in working too hard but fails big time when it comes to managing stress from their work. Not only do they become lethargic and easily fatigued, they become emotionally sensitive too and irritable to the people around them. Too much stress is dangerously up to a certain point because it leaves our immune system weak, making us willing victims of a lot fatal diseases. Some psychological diseases are a result of stress too like depression and anxiety or panic attacks.
A lot of people are easily mistaken when they think that being a little overweight can’t be accounted to obesity. If you are at least 20% heavier than your ideal weight then you are already in the boundary of “light obesity”. Being overweight limits you to enjoy fun physical activities; it also limits your productivity at work because it decreases your energy level.