Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Warnings ( & Cures) Regarding That Harmful Habits of Yours

Do you nail bite? - This maybe a sign of an underlying mental health condition like an impulsive control disorder or anxiety. Constant nail biting doesn't likely to cause a long-term damage with your fingernails but it can lead to an infection.
Now, here's a tip that sounds funny, but research proved it really works.
Go find a bitter-tasting clear polishes which are designed to discourage nail biters from biting. You can usually find them in any pharmacy.
If you got "pinworm" out of nail biting, you'll end up in the pharmacy looking for deworming solutions, too, right?

Do you love to listen to loud music? - A one tune-fueled cardio session could have the ability to damage your eardrums! Based on a Ghent University researchers in Belgium, they found out that after an hour of listening to music via headphones or earbuds with a 50-100% of an ipod's max. volume shows that subjects suffered a significant short-term hearing deterioration. Repeated exposure over a period of time can lead to permanent hearing damage.
The most practical way of avoiding this is to turn down the volume of your music less than the maximum percentage volume needed. Use sound-insulating headphones if you are in a noisy setting.

Using high heels daily. - Wearing them everyday can hurt more than just your feet. Common studies have proven that high-heeled shoes can disrupt blood flow in your legs which can lead to venous hypertension and varicose veins. They can also alter your gait or posture as they put a strain on your leg muscles and tendons.
Choose a shorter, low-wedged heels as much as you can. They can distribute your weight better and can even lessen the pressure off the balls of your feet.

Are you a soda lover? - Artificial sweeteners (aspartame & sucralose) are found in your favorite soft drinks. Consuming large amount of them can lead to weight gain. Evidences suggest that fake sugars such as artificial sweeteners activate the brain's reward pathways differently than what natural sugars do. As a result, you don't feel satisfied, so your appetite continously increases.
As a solution, try switching your drinks to juice, or better yet develop the habit of drinking water.

Do you have a sedentary work/lifestyle? - A sedentary lifestyle increases your risk to pulmonary embolisms, cancer, diabetes and more complicated illnesses.
Always keep in mind that active movements no matter how small they are, will always be ideal. Study shows that by simply standing or walking around for at least 2 hours or more each day can reduce your risk of diabetes by 12%