Because of the importance of our lifestyle, it is important to identify which is healthy and which is unhealthy. An unhealthy lifestyle is a way we live our life that results in frequent much illness, and consequently more expense for treatment. It also leads to less lifespan.
Some of the major ones include;
Having Abnormal Sleeping Pattern
Not having enough sleep can have drastic effects on your health. Also, when you are constantly tired, you are more prone to accidents, and you run the risk of developing illnesses like Insomnia, Heart disease, Stroke, revolutionizedHypertension
Also sleeping too much has adverse effects as studies have shown a correlation between type 2 diabetes and too much sleep due to a disruption in blood sugar levels. This is to say to say as an adult you’ll want to aim at eight hours per day; no more, no less.
Spending Too Much Time In Front Of The TV
Yes, television is new age revolutionised our lives. But spending too much time in front of the TV can be unhealthy.
It is not only a major killer, makes you lazy and unlike to stand up and engage in other activities like exercise. Too much of time in front of TV also has negative health effects. The study has it that too much of TV time makes kids fat and weak.
It also increases the risk of heart attack and stroke and a higher risk of dying.
Now kids, rather than spending time outside playing, watch cartoons all day.
Lack of Exercise
Even with well-known facts about the benefits of exercise, many of us do not find time to exercise. Consuming too much food and no exercise is certainly a recipe for disaster. The truth is that lack of exercise is the one the leading causes of preventable causes of death.
Also, lack of exercise weakens our muscles. It weakens our immune system that prevents our body from frequent sickness.
Remember you do not have to do much. Just take 5 hours a week for physical activity.
Having a lifestyle with no exercise can lead to serious health conditions like stroke or arthritis.
For adults, better health practices include 30 minutes per day of physical activity. This doesn’t have to be done all at once.
There are even exercises that can be performed when you’re at work or while you travel.
Over Patronizing Fast Foods
Most people attribute this to not having enough time or money, as fast food is not only fast, it’s also very cheap.
Indulging in a quick meal while you’re on the run is certainly appealing, but over time will cause serious damage to your health.
To avoid having an excuse to indulge in the fast foods, try planning ahead and learn how cooking for yourself at home. This will also save you a ton of cash.
When you do cook meals at home in the morning, remember to pack some for lunch when going to work.
Eating too much or too little
Both eating too much and too little of anything is harmful to the body. But nothing harms our health as much as eating too much.
Eating too much leads us to obesity, hypertension, diabetes etc.
Eating too less will deprive of nutrients which will ultimately affect the immune system. So you are required to stick to a balanced plan.
Addiction to Electronic Gadgets
This is allowing too much of gadget usage to interfere with our daily routine. At this point, we feel the compulsion to use them and it even starts replacing our social contacts.
At this point, you start to isolate yourself and become more and more dependent on gadgets.
Not only does the addiction affect our social lives, it also has an adverse health effect.
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