Avoid These 5 Things to Protect Your Overall Health

You pride yourself on having a healthy lifestyle overall and you will always do everything you can to keep all aspects of your mind and body in top condition. Usually, you focus on all of the things you should be doing, but how many times have you stopped to consider everything you shouldn’t be doing? It can seem as though you spend your life trying to avoid health problems, so now it’s time to consider all of the things that could be contributing to poor health. Staying fit and well is something you will prioritize for the rest of your life, so consider some of the following things to avoid as much as you can.

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  • Alcohol

It goes without saying that alcohol can be hugely damaging to your health, even if you are only drinking every so often. Alcohol can not only cause issues with your liver in the long term, but it can also cause poor decision making, tiredness and is closely linked with addictive behavior. Opt for non-alcoholic beverages whenever you can and you will feel so much better!

  •  Cotton Swabs in Your Ears

When you are cleaning your ears it can be very tempting to use a cotton swab to clear out any excess ear wax. In truth, this is actually doing more harm than good as it pushes the wax further into the ear canal. Many people don’t realize the dangers of earwax & cotton swabs, so it’s important to spread the message. You should never put anything smaller than your elbow into your ear, as you risk serious infection and blockages.

  • Too Much Screen Time

Screen time is something many of us are guilty of having too much of on a daily basis. Although you may feel as though it’s not affecting your health, it could be causing a significant impact on your mental wellbeing. Instead of socializing with your friends you may be scrolling on your phone, and this isn’t a healthy way to live your life.

  • Excess Sugar

Too much added sugar in your diet is closely linked to weight gain, diabetes and other serious illnesses. You should consume sugar with caution and try to limit sweets, chocolate and baked goods in your diet as much as possible. A treat every now and again won’t impact your health; everything should be consumed in moderation. With that being said, sugar is an extremely addictive substance so you should try and reduce it as much as possible to preserve your overall wellbeing. 

  • Low Sleep

Lack of sleep is linked to a whole host of health issues that you may not realize. Premature aging, loss of concentration and poor nutrition can often stem from a bad night’s sleep. Getting a full eight hours is hugely beneficial to your overall health as it helps to restore your muscles as you sleep. If you often feel overtired or fatigued throughout the day, your sleeping pattern could be to blame.

Although it can be very tempting to stay up late and watch the final episode of your favorite series, now is the time to prioritize your sleep. You will soon have improved overall health if you can consider all of the ideas mentioned above.


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