Most of us have no idea that what we do daily can have an impact on our health. There are things that we do and use for convenience. However some products and even habits have long-term effects. What most people consider as harmless daily routines can surprise you. Below are 5 daily habits that are bad for your health.
1. Eating lunch at your desk
Your desk has 400 times more germs than a toilet seat. That alone should make you weary about eating at your desk.
2. Using your cellphone or laptop before bed
With busy schedules with either work or school, it’s tempting to take work to bed. Some people go to the extremes of using their gadgets in the dark. This leads to bad eyesight, posture as well as disrupting sleep.
3. Water bottles and travel mugs
Most bottles are made of polycarbonate plastics, which contain a toxic industrial chemical called bisphenol-A (BPA). This man-made chemical can affect the bodily processes of cell repair, growth, energy levels, and reproduction. the levels are increased due to heat. Have your hot beverages in porcelain, or stainless steel or plastic mugs.
4. Crossing your legs
Crossing your legs pump up your blood pressure at the knee. High blood pressure can increase the risk of heart attack or heart failure.
5. Fast food packaging
Fast food containers have a grease-resistant packaging that contains fluorinated compounds . These chemicals affect growth, behavior, learning, fertility decrease, interference with natural hormones, increased cholesterol, and risk of cancer. Try using plates instead.