Although we are well into the new year and we obviously have pressing health concerns through the world at the moment, it’s still vital that we look after ourselves. If you set yourself up for self-improvement in the new year but have fallen off the wagon, there’s no time like the present to get back on track. Especially now that looking after your health is more important than ever. Getting yourself healthier and quitting the bad habits that you have is nothing but good.
Everyone should quit the bad habits they have in their lives and yes, it may be easier said than done but, even making small changes can do the world of good and get you heading in the right direction.
Some of the bad habits that you should think about quitting include:
Drinking that leads to a hangover is classed as drinking in excess and you should really be avoiding it. It can be easy at times to go overboard and drink more than you should, and you definitely feel it the next, but you shouldn’t be making a habit of it. It’s s defined way to damage your health in many ways such as leading to obesity, chronic illnesses, unintentional injuries, among other things. Drinking doesn’t have to be a bad thing, it should just be done in moderation. If you feel that drinking is a problem and has become a habit, you should always seek professional help.
Quitting smoking is no easy task, but there’s no doubt that it’s beneficial to do it, especially in the long-run but you will start to feel better from doing it just weeks after quitting. Smokers tend to shorten their life span, increase their risk of heart disease, having strokes, and can even cause long-term and life-long problems like COPD and chronic bronchitis. Although e-cigarettes aren’t exempt from being classed as harmful, they have been used as a step in between smoking cigarettes and quitting for good. If you are thinking about quitting, do some research behind the different support that is on offer.
It doesn’t matter how many times people are warned about the risks associate with unsafe sex, people still do it. Whether it’s from intoxication, lack of knowledge or other factors, people tend to get themselves into a bit of a pickle. If you’re someone that has unsafe sex that you are risking things like unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. If you ever think that you might have an STD then it’s vital that you seek professional, medical help from an approved by the FDA service.
Constant Yo-Yo Dieting
Although making changes to your bad eating habits isn’t a bad thing, in fact, it’s one of the best things you can. You should always make sure you avoid constantly yo-yo dieting. It’s not good for you can actually cause more harm than good. Yo-yo dieting is when you start a diet that is extremely restrictive and then stops as soon as they have started. This is not a good routine to get into and is awful for your health. You will more often than not, find that yo-yo dieters put back on the weight they have lost and some. This then spurs them in a bad cycle where they feel like they’ve got try dieting even more because their weight has rocketed and all they seem to do it a diet. This is when you will hear people saying ‘nothing works for me’ or ‘ I just don’t get on with dieting’ This is because to maintain and gain your healthy weight for your BMI and activity levels, you need to focus on eating a balanced, varied and moderated diet instead of a restricted diet. Nothing should be off-limits or banned it should instead be consumed in moderation and on occasions.
Yes, getting rest and relaxing can be good for you but too much can have a negative impact on your health. Referred to as being ‘ a couch potato’ someone who doesn’t move very much, is when you spend too much time being inactive and it starts to have health implications. You should ideally have at least 150 minutes of exercise per week, or 75 minutes of high-intensity activity. Try to include a mixture of cardio and strength training, set yourself reminder to move and making an effort to move more often. Things like smartwatches are brilliant for tracking your movement and helping you set reminders to get up and move each hour.
These habits should be a priority for you to crack down on and get out of your life, is there any other habits that you think should be on this list? Please share them in the comments below.