I guess you are sitting in front of your desktop or tablet reading these lines. And I hope you don’t have a plate of cake or a bag of chips in your hand.
Eh? What is this guy talking about?
Isn’t that what you are thinking? I know. But wait, before I get into the details, I have something to ask you.
Did you ever think skipping breakfast is okay if you have lunch early? Or maybe you thought just four hours of sleep everyday is enough for you?
If you are like nodding your head now, I have a suggestion. Squeeze out some glue over your back and, Please Be Seated. Because I DON’T want you moving anywhere now!
This is pretty serious, mate. We think we are healthy just because we haven’t visited a doctor for ages or haven’t taken a pill for years. If that is what healthy means, I can even call a person in coma, healthy.
Here are 5 commonest and ‘usuallest’ mistakes we do on a daily basis, which are actually affecting our health in a bad, bad way.
1. Ah! I don’t have time for breakfast. Very busy, you see..
This is like saying you don’t have time to refuel your car because you are late to work. Eventually your car is going to stop midway and you will end up being out of work. Scary? Definitely not as scary as avoiding breakfast.
Skipping breakfast makes you feel less active and sluggish through the day, and actually makes you do your work much less faster. As time goes by, this deficiency will catch upon and lead to complications.
2. Washing your hands. And then washing them again. And again. And again. And ..
Hand sanitizers were invented for a reason. If your hands are dirty, you clean them. But after that you STOP. You have to. If you keep feeding your hands with sanitizers just like a loving mom feeds her baby with plain yogurt, ..err..mm..okay, didn’t get the punch-line now. But still, it’s not a healthy practice.
Research says that limited germ exposure is actually good as it builds immunity and an overly sterile environment is not good at all.
*Come on. You are living inside a house; not in an Intensive Care Unit*
3. Mindless Eating:
You are hungry, you eat. You are bored, you eat. You are angry, you eat. And you are lazy to do your chores, you eat again. Unless otherwise you have plans of getting shifted to a hospital permanently, DON’T do this.
Eat when you are hungry. As simple as that. Eating just because food is there stacked inside the fridge, and that too being completely unbothered of what you are eating, can be dangerous.
4. Oh Yeah, Nutritional Labels. I know I know.
Even I know what nutritional labels are. No big deal. But what most of us don’t know is to read them whenever we buy anything edible. All we do is fill the trolley with whatever that comes to our hand.
Just like we have the evergreen habit of avoiding them, nutritional labels have the evergreen habit of telling us what the food contains. And mind you. They are ruthlessly honest.
They give us a clear picture about how good those ‘natural’ or ‘low fat’ foods we get attracted to are.
5. Planning To Skip Sleep? Oh No. NOO!!!
Skipping sleep alone, I am telling you again, skipping sleep alone is enough to wreck all other areas of your life. When you sleep less than required, you feel tired. You tend to eat more, especially junk, to keep yourself awake. You can’t stay focused and are most of the time distracted. And you might also get attracted and addicted to caffeine, which again is unhealthy.
I have no idea what your state of mind is after reading all this. But I know one thing. You ignore any of these, you are doomed. Now you don’t want that, do you?
They came into the house. Searched it. Rummaged it. And left.
But when they went back, they took away something with them.