Many non-smokers think that staying away from cigarettes is enough to have a healthy life, but they are unaware that other habits are unhealthy. The difference is in the “mechanism”, the long-term impact on the body and the body. Here are some bad habits that are just as harmful as smoking.
Sit all day
Many of us sit all day because of their work, others spend all their free time in front of the television or the computer. A sedentary lifestyle increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and even depression. Studies show that prolonged sitting increases the risk of premature death. If you spend most of the day sitting, try to get up from time to time to get a glass of water or to stretch your legs during the lunch break.
Drink soft drinks
Regular consumption of sugary drinks increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, even if you are not overweight. Excessive doses of sugar can lead to diabetes, mental disorders, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. If you’re craving a juice, choose a freshly squeezed juice without artificial sweeteners.
Lack of sleep
Nowadays, people are very busy, and their sleep becomes less important than work and social relationships. Lack of sleep leads to obesity and high blood pressure. Due to a chronic lack of sleep, our body secretes more cortisol than usual, and a large amount of this hormone leads to a risk of heart attack or stroke. Try to sleep an hour longer, or, if you can, take a 20-minute nap during the day.
Bad habits: Use of solariums
You already know that solariums increase the risk of skin cancer. People under 30 who use solariums are 75% more likely to develop melanoma, and more than 400,000 cases of skin cancer are directly related to the use of solariums.
Eat too much meat
Nutritionists have found that people whose diets are high in animal protein are four times more likely to die of cancer than people who have a daily intake of plant-based foods. If you can not stop the meat, you can just eat it once a week. It’s more than enough for your body.