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There is hardly an ideal person in the world who does not have a single bad habit. According to statistics, 75% of the population has addictions, but even if you do not smoke or abuse alcohol, you probably like to look in the refrigerator in the middle of the night or watch YouTube in the toilet.
But such little things are also bad habits, which over time can completely destroy the human body. Within the framework of this article, we will list several non-obvious habits that, if left unchecked, can lead to the development of serious diseases.
I am sure that many points will turn out to be vital for you, and if not, I hasten to congratulate you on the fact that you are a very strong person and invite you to tell us about yourself in the comments.
You eat a lot at night
It is believed that the ideal time for dinner is six in the evening. For people who get up early and go to bed at about ten in the evening, this is true. But if you get off work late and go to bed after midnight, dinner can be postponed. According to scientists, the main thing is that after eating food, at least 3 hours pass before going to bed.
But many people neglect this rule and eat at night. There is no need to scold anyone for this, because this is a natural desire of the body. Appetite wakes up at night due to the following reasons:
- lack of food during the day;
- unbalanced diet, in which a person feels full, but inside he lacks nutrients;
- an attempt to get rid of stress by eating it.
As the results of some studies show, eating at night is harmful – a tired body is forced to digest food instead of resting. As a result, fat is deposited in the human body, and not fully digested food is exposed to pathogenic microflora, which leads to the formation of toxins. If you do not pay attention to this habit in time, obesity may occur, after which problems with the cardiovascular system will begin, and so on. The body just starts to break down.
You can get rid of this bad habit by starting to eat 5 times a day. It will also be nice to diversify the diet so that the body receives as many different useful vitamins and minerals as possible. And, of course, you need to somehow cope with stress: evening walks, going to the gym and so on – there is everything your heart desires.
Your habit to lie down after eating
Above, we talked about the habit of eating before bed. But sometimes people just want to lie down after dinner – this is due to the fact that the body is trying to digest food as best as possible and directs most of the energy to the digestive organs, taking it away from the brain. You can’t be tempted to sleep after a hearty meal, because after taking a horizontal position, acid from the stomach can begin to enter the esophagus – heartburn begins. If you sleep after every meal, gastroesophageal reflux disease can develop, with the complication of which a precancerous condition occurs. So after dinner, it’s best to turn on your favorite music in your headphones and walk down the street.
You don’t move much
No need to roll your eyes – yes, we are told about the danger of a sedentary lifestyle from all the cracks, but this has really become a habit and we don’t even notice how it harms us. Pay attention to yourself now – how long have you been sitting on a chair, sofa or armchair? Scientists believe that lack of exercise is the fourth leading risk factor for mortality. A sedentary lifestyle is believed to increase the risk of the following diseases:
- ischemic heart disease and heart attack;
- varicose disease of the lower extremities;
- diabetes mellitus type II;
- breast and colon cancer;
- depression, anxiety, Alzheimer’s and so on.
You habit of sitting on the toilet for a long time
How often does it happen to you that you go to the toilet, sit down and turn on YouTube? Usually, the time spent on a smartphone goes unnoticed – just logged in, watched the video, and 20 minutes have already passed! But according to scientists, people can do all their “dirty deeds” in just 3-5 minutes. You can’t sit on the toilet for a long time because:
- there is stagnation of blood in the pelvis, which negatively affects the condition of the veins – hemorrhoids develop;
- the sensitivity of the rectum decreases, due to which the frequency of urges is disturbed – a person is increasingly going to the toilet “for nothing”;
- pinching of the sciatic nerve may occur – the pain will be such that it cannot be expressed in words.
So it’s better not to take your smartphone to the toilet at all, this will help to avoid a huge number of problems.
You are reading disturbing news
In our difficult time, many people have developed a craving for reading bad news – this phenomenon is called doomscrolling. Sometimes this mania develops into doomsurfing, when a person does not just read disturbing news, but searches for them on his own. Scientists believe that the craving for this depressing activity is associated with the fear of missing important news and the structure of social networks – they themselves slip us the most discussed news. And bad news, oddly enough, is just always heard.
If you do not pull yourself together in time, reading disturbing news can turn into a real depression. And she, as we know, can pull other diseases with her. It is very difficult to treat depression, so it is better not to provoke its development.
Well, how do you find non-obvious habits that you also have? Write in the comments section or here.