Most of us were born healthy and this is a very great advantage. As we are growing, we are closely monitored by our parents on the food we eat, the exercise we get, and our health free from sickness. Then we start getting older, we now have our own opinions to certain things. We start getting a job and working. All the things we got used to when we were kids is now slowly changing and so is our lifestyle. The busy strain of work has now enveloped our minds and the focus of our life is centered to sustaining our wants rather than our needs. Let’s say that you’re going inside a mall, and is welcomed with two promotions of the day. A bag of complete vitamins and supplements to a bag of imported chips slashed to 50% of the price. What will you choose? Kudos to you if you chose the bag of vitamins and a bell alarming if you chose the latter. As early as now, let’s reflect on our daily lifestyles before it’s too late to change and we are already weak to do so.
What is an unhealthy lifestyle?
Unhealthy habits can start to develop when you start neglecting your body. The earlier you stop doing all these is already a step to change and improvement. The following are some that you can take note of.
·When you have no time for exercise, it leads to serious health conditions.
·When you prefer other beverages aside from water. Take note that we are advised to take at least 6-8 glasses of water a day.
·Alcohol is one beverage that we abuse. Instead of consuming it with moderation, sometimes the stress of work or the daily activities of our lives pushes us to excessive drinking. However this is not an excuse to do so. This can cause potential health risks like Liver disease, Hepatitis, Anxiety, Dementia, Stroke, Liver cancer, Colon cancer, and Breast cancer.
·Addiction to junk food which is harder to avoid when you get older. This includes fast food, vending machines and microwave meals. These kind of quick meals are filled with high calories and sodium plus high cholesterol leading to complications like heart disease.
·Sleeping less than 8 hours a day. This can develop to Insomnia, Heart disease, Stroke, Hypertension and even source of Diabetes.
·One Starbucks Cafe Latte is enough for one day, since a cup can be beneficial to one’s health. But an addiction to caffeine is a different story. This can affect your sleeping pattern which will bring us back to sleeping less.
·The disregard of supplying your body with the right amount of vitamins.
·The worst of these bad habits is smoking. The leading disease that causes death and can also be associated with Lung cancer, Heart disease and stroke, Chronic bronchitis, Leukemia, Kidney cancer, Cancer of the larynx, Stomach cancer, Infertility, stillbirth, Cancer of the throat, and oral cancer.
These will be the effects of our bad choices in this stage of our lives, but it’s not late to change. There’s still time and many ways to start, we just have to make time and be consistent and persistent about it. Wouldn't you like to spend more time with your children and grandchildren a little bit more?