Habits of Unhealthy People
“Successful people are simply those with successful habits.” -Brian Tracy
Unhealthy habits can start to develop after many years of neglecting your body, without you ever realizing it. Look over the list carefully, and start planning for your future by putting a stop to these unhealthy habits:
Most people barely have any time for sleep, let alone exercise. Living a sedentary lifestyle with little to no exercise can lead to serious health conditions like stroke or arthritis. Try to walk at least 10 minutes everyday.
Drinking Your Calories
Many people prefer drinking any other type of beverage aside from water. What about diet soda and other diet beverages that use artificial sweeteners? Its time to go back to basics and stick to what you inner organs need to stay healthy. Drink half of your body weight in ounces of water daily.
An addiction to junk food is just something that gets harder and harder to avoid as people get older. Its in our culture, its almost a heritage. Parents will feed this to their kids like its rain. They might satisfy you, but they are also filled with foods high in calories and sodium that can lead to health complications.
Eating In Front Of The TV
Eating junk food is one problem, but doing it in front of the television just compounds the issue and can lead to obesity and other health complications. Every time you eat in front of the TV, you develop a tendency to always have something to eat while you watch. My advice would be if you are watching TV, chop some raw veggies like carrots or celery and spice it up with some hummus. Its a healthy and tasty snack.
Bad Sleeping Patterns
Skipping even one hour of sleep per day can have drastic effects on your health. That means you’ll want to aim at eight hours per day; no more, no less.
Too much caffeine can affect your regular sleeping pattern and can lead to high levels of stress. Try different healthier options like green tea or acai tea.
Alcohol and Smoking
Alcohol is something that’s meant to be consumed in moderation. Many people tend to overlook the dangers of alcoholism and excessive drinking. And the worst of all these unhealthy habits on this list is smoking. Not only is smoking one of the leading causes of death but affects those around SEVERELY
By breaking these unhealthy habits, you are not only improving yourself, but you are also making a lifestyle change for the better.
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