What’s your worst habit? Be honest. Is it snacking too much? Is it drinking too much? We all have some pretty bad habits when it comes to our health. In fact, only about one in a hundred people leads what health experts would call a healthy lifestyle. When we want to focus on our body, it’s good to set body goals. Here we’re going to look at some of the worst health habits out there and how you can save yourself from them.
Stop The Snacking At Bad Times Of Day!
When we snack when we’re not hungry, we override our satiation signals. Over time, those signals get suppressed, leading us to eat more and more and inevitably gain weight. As we eat more and more, our livers get filled up with fat and our bodies start to need more insulin. This is what can lead to diabetes but there are ways around this. The first thing to do is to remove all the junk from your home. Make it difficult to pig out at night by avoiding buying any rubbish in your weekly shop. Next, make sure you get hungry before you eat. Set meal times and stick to them so that you get used to the feeling of hunger again. Finally, take away the stress and the boredom that is leading you to eat. Leave a bad job or relationship and focus on healing your emotions. Giving up comfort food will be difficult if you’re not in the right frame of mind.
Sometimes we have been led to believe that smoking helps us lose weight. It increases the metabolic rate, decreasing metabolic efficiency, or decreasing caloric absorption – but this isn’t healthy. According to the data, smoking causes around 30 percent of all heart disease deaths, and 90 percent of all lung cancers. It’s a real killer and one that’s very avoidable. Thanks to patches and vaping, giving up tobacco smoking is easier than ever. The first step to quitting is to realise that it’s not just a habit. It’s also an addiction. As a result, giving up will be difficult, and it may take your body some time to adjust to its new reality. The next step is to do everything you can to make the transition easy. Get your friends and counsellors on board to help you navigate what will be a difficult time. 2020 is the year to start feeling fit and healthy.
Ditch medications that don’t help
Some people suffer from chronic migraines and other issues so we opt for painkillers. Using painkillers every once in a while is okay, so long as it is infrequent because you can become immune and it can also affect liver function. The problem comes when you’re relying on painkillers every day. The same goes for sedatives. You should be able to get to sleep at night without drugging yourself up. Drugs can cause all sorts of adverse effects on your body as well as stomach ulcers, gastrointestinal bleedings and confusion which is really not good. Getting off prescription drugs is difficult but it will assist you with your body goals and looking and feeling healthier. You will notice a change in your skin and mood.