Not everything around us is as simple as it seems. Some things are even dangerous, but we do not even realize it.
The Incredible.club has prepared for you a list of 10 habits that, little by little, damage our health. Stay tuned!
A company that produced food additives was the first to talk about the risk of cross-legging in 1999. They even launched a major US advertising campaign called”The Great Cross-Out”(something like”The Great Crusade.”Many studies prove that the habit of sitting cross-legged(whether in a chair or on the floor) causes high blood pressure(especially in hypertensive patients), varicose veins, and nerve damage.
2. Feed pigeons
Feeding the birds can even be one of the favorite pastimes of parents and children during walks in the park. Unfortunately, while fun, it can be dangerous. The chances of you being infected by an urban bird is about 50%. Pigeons not only transmit psittacosis, but also colibacillosis, histoplasmosis, salmonellosis, tuberculosis, listeriosis, tuleramia, Newcastle disease, toxoplasmosis … are you sure you want to know the full list?
3. Wear shoddy sunglasses
The desire to save on production makes manufacturers use cheap plastic, which does not protect the eyes from ultraviolet rays. Quite the contrary: in the intense sun, this type of plastic can cause retinal burns. As our pupils dilate when we wear sunglasses, the eyes receive a double dose of ultraviolet, which is more harmful than not wearing glasses. Excessive ultraviolet rays can cause cataracts, compromise the eyes and even trigger a cancer process according to GAMETATE.
4. Drinking too much water
Yes, you read it right. Drinking little water is bad. But drinking lots of water is not necessarily something healthy . Researchers insist that each organism has specific water needs. Whoever does a lot of exercise or is very physically active should drink more. Those who suffer from kidney problems or cardiovascular diseases should limit the consumption of the liquid. In any case, the best indicator to know whether or not you need more water is to thirst. If you are not thirsty, do not strain yourself to drink more water than you need.
5. Making warm compresses
For many people, making hot or cold compress on the painful region of the body is the best way to relieve the discomfort. However, there are a number of health problems for which the compresses are contraindicated. You should not resort to them in cases of bleeding, acute inflammation in the abdomen(appendicitis, pancreatitis, cholecystitis), in the first hours and one to two days after a blow or injury; And also in cancer diseases.
6. Prepare popcorn in the microwave
The danger comes from a chemical called diacetyl. It is a synthetic oil and flavoring at the same time. When it evaporates, it comes in contact with the lungs, damaging them. You can reduce this risk by letting the popcorn cool before consuming it.
7. Eat without leaving work
It is clear that workplaces differ from one to another. However, most of the time, they are not adapted to a meal, in addition to accumulating many bacteria that can affect digestion. If this argument seems unconvincing, think that the smell of your food may bother your colleagues, that you deprive your brain of a well-deserved break, that your legs are left without additional exercise and that your stomach does not digest food well, since Your brain can not focus on the feeding process.
8. Wear open shoes in the city
Obviously, during the summer, we want to wear loose clothing, and with the footwear is no different. What risk do we run? By wearing open shoes we run the risk of cutting ourselves, and any small injury, whether caused by an insect bite or an uncomfortable bite, can easily be infected in urban conditions. And not only the feet and legs can be affected by this, but the body as a whole.
9. Eating skim milk
We think it’s ordinary milk, but no fat. Except that, in fact, it is not so. The skim milk can not be compared to the integral with respect to the positive properties. Along with fat, skim milk loses vitamins and gains synthetic substances that are not at all healthy. Many manufacturers”strengthen” skim milk with milk powder, which oxidizes milk cholesterol. Although there were no studies in humans, animals that consumed oxidized cholesterol had arterial plaques that increase the risk of cardiac arrest.
10. Do not take care of the posture
The correct posture allows symmetrical positioning of all organs. Take care of your back: adjust your chair at work properly and the tilt angle of the monitor. The following must be taken into account:
- Choose the height of the chair according to the length of your calf. The seat should be hard.
- The glutes should occupy at least two-thirds of the chair.
- The backrest of the chair should adjust as much as possible to the curvature of your spine.
- Sit so that the spine is”glued” to the backrest.
- Keep shoulder blades together, shoulders level and abdomen relaxed.
- Do not cross your legs, as this can lead to bloodstream problems in the lower extremities-we just mentioned that, remember?
- Move gently so that the spine does not hit the back of the chair.
- Adopt a position where your body weight is concentrated at the hip, and your head looks forward and upward.
- Do not rush to change positions if you feel uncomfortable. Let your muscles become accustomed to the correct position. A part of them will slowly relax, which will stimulate the habit of always sitting this way. Do not expect this to happen overnight.