Surprising habits that harm your body

You might think that you're pretty healthy; you exercise and you try to eat healthy most of the time, right? Well, that may be the case, but good health is about more than just diet and exercise, it’s about the whole picture and there are lots of little habits that can and do sabotage your life without your realizing it.

If you do any of the things below, you might be surprised to find that they could be doing more harm to your health than good…

Brushing After Meals

Okay, so brushing after meals is a pretty good way to get rid of food debris and ensure that your teeth are sparkly clean and you may think it’s good for your health, but if you brush immediately after eating, you could be doing more harm than good. You see, if you brush within 30 minutes of eating sugary or acidic food, you will basically just be pushing that acid/sugar around your mouth where it could weaken your enamel leading to yellow teeth, cavities and much more besides! Wait 30-60 minutes and then brush if you’re serious about strong, healthy and clean teeth!

Holding in Your Pee

We all hold our pee for so many reasons so many times- we’re busy in a meeting, there are no public toilets around, etc. - but it is one of the worst things we can do. Why? Because the longer you keep that pee in, the more bacteria will grow in it like stgantant water anf that can lead to bladder ans kidney infections amongst other things. So, if you need to go in future, don’t worry about whatever else is going on and go ASAP!

Listening to Loud Music

We all know that music sounds better when it’s loud, but if youre listening with earp[hones, then you should pay attention to those sound warnings and turn it down. When you’re at a gig, if you know the sound is going to be really loud, you should also consider wearing earplugs too. If you don’t, you could end up needing to wear hearing aids, which you can  learn more about right now. Is that really what you want? If not, turn it down a little. Oh, and speakign of hearing aids, if you already use them, remember to turn those down at those loud concerts and events too!

Staring at the Screen All Day

The average American employee spends around seven hours each day looking at their computer screen. You might think that working hard is one of the best habits anyone can have, however, if it takes this form, you could be putting your eyes at risk of computer vision syndrome, which can cause eye strain, visual disturbances and even permanent damage to the retina. So, take a 20-second break every 20 minutes and look at something which is at least 20-feet away - this is the simplest way to beat eye problems due to computer (and other) screens, and you can find out more about it here. It may take a little adjusting, but your eyes will feel all the better for it.

These habits might be pretty common and tye may even be unavoidable occasionally, but if you do your best to avoid them, you will be a whole lot healthier overall.

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