The saying “Habits die hard” is not without a reason! We human beings create habits and then just follow them without thinking – whether they are good or bad for us. Certain habits do make us more productive but what about those negative habits – that prove detrimental for our health!
In this blog, we have tried to list out five habits that can hurt your health if you don’t get rid of them over the time! Check out.
1. Negative Attitude
Studies have shown that hopeful, cheerful attitude characterized by emotional vitality can substantially reduce stress and risk of heart and brain-related ailments! Negative attitude and negative self-talk create stress and can drive people around you crazy, affect your physiological well-being and take you closer to the debilitating diseases in the future! Happy people have more happy bodies. Be good to yourself – maintain a positive body language, have a positive self-talk with yourself and see how your life changes for better!
Be it at office, school or home, we feel we are required to be more productive and a multi-tasker to prove our worth or meet the tight deadlines! However, over-working can make you feel stressed out, burnt-out and exhausted. It can greatly affect your sleeping, eating habits and even hinder relationships with your friends and family members! Some people constantly panic over things, creating unnecessary stress. So, how do you get rid of this habit? Easy – prioritize your choices! Schedule your time. Don’t book yourself with low-priority activities. Plan your daily or weekly schedule.
A lot of people have the habit of putting things off! Studies reveal that tendency to put off important things despite knowing their negative consequences was associated with – hypertension, headaches, insomnia, colds, flus, digestive issues etc. Delaying important tasks for last minute can affect your relationships, personally and professionally. The remedy to procrastination is to be proactive and finish important tasks before the deadlines
4. Not exercising
If you are not exercising, you are increasing your health risks in many ways. A sedentary lifestyle is the leading cause of obesity, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, high blood pressure, stiff joints, breathlessness and more. Make it a point to exercise for at least 30 minutes daily to reduce the health risks. Exercising daily offers numerous benefits apart from keeping you fit, it enhances your overall well-being – boost happiness levels, increase self-confidence, improvement in memory and strength and flexibility
5. Eating out frequently
Whether you are short of time, travelling for work or feeling too tired or bored to cook; eating out always seems an easy option! However home cooked foods offer many benefits – you are in control of what goes in there, how much portion you are eating etc.
To conclude, getting rid of bad habits and imbibing new healthy ones can be challenging. But the benefits that healthy habits bring for your health and over-all well-being make them worth it! So go ahead and break-free these 5 nasty habits!