5 Dangerous Habits Harmful to Your Health

5 Dangerous Habits Harmful to Your Health

Many everyday habits that we have can potentially be harmful to our health later on in life. But the best time to start making changes is yesterday. If you haven’t already started, now is a great time, to. Bad habits tend to stick and can be hard to kick. However, if you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, all you need is a little bit of will and perseverance to effectively make your body healthier and live a longer, fuller life. If you want to find out more about how you can make those changes, keep on reading for these 5 bad habits and how you can get rid of them!

Taking in too much sugar

Ever since we were children, sugar has been present in our lives. Whether it was in the form of sweets, cakes, juices or overly processed food filled with sugar, it has sneaked into our lives and let down roots, never to be eradicated. What’s worse, sugar is highly addictive and if you accustom your body to steady sugar intake, stopping taking sugar can manifest itself as having a crisis as if it were a drug. Unfortunately, sugar is ever-present in most of the store-bought food, so if you wish to reduce your sugar intake, consider minimizing store-bought items in your diet.

One of the ways to kick sugar is to start buying fresh produce and meat from your local vendors that you know wasn’t treated with sugar (additives and enhancers) and cooking for yourself and your family. Try to avoid fast food, and buying fruit and vegetables from the supermarket, especially if all the peppers, tomatoes, and apples are the same size, color, and shape. That is the first sign that they are chemically treated. Another idea is to avoid buying, and eating, sweets. There are so many healthy options nowadays, that you really needn’t eat all the chocolates you can get your hands on. Granola bars are a nutritious and healthy substitute for chocolates, and if you can’t find one that you like, make your own.

Furthermore, sugar can be extremely bad for your health in the future. You may not notice it now, but some of the diseases sugar causes are diabetes, heart disease, important vitamins and nutrients deficiency, aging and tooth decay and plenty more. Above all else, sugar is the main reason for obesity. And obesity can sometimes be just the cause of further problems, rather than the consequence.


Not having enough exercise and physical activity for at least 30 minutes every day may have some serious consequences in your older days. Studies show that many of the diseases are a product of inactivity for longer periods of time. The risks of being inactive include high blood pressure, diabetes, and even heart disease. Even though you may think that working out may increase your blood pressure, that increase is only temporary and your blood pressure should soon go back to normal. However, blood pressure rises when your heart pumps larger quantities of blood through narrow arteries, that are clogged up from all the fatty foods. High blood pressure, if not treated, inevitably leads to heart disease, since symptoms of high blood pressure are almost non-existent. Luckily, it is easily treatable with corrections in diet, exercise, and less stress.

Physical activity is not only important for your body on the outside, as we saw. For example, if your workplace requires you to sit for longer periods of time, or if you work from home, you will not get the opportunity to get up and walk around a lot. That can reflect in your legs and stomach, with cellulite. It is not pretty to look at, and it definitely isn’t healthy. Cellulite is only the first sign of the beginning of major problems, such as described above, and it is your body’s way of telling you that you need to make some changes. Another downside of physical inactivity is certainly being overweight, which is bad for your overall health – both physical and mental.


Smoking is bad for your health, there’s no surprise there. We’ve all heard throughout the years that smoking is bad for us, and the people around us. But how bad is it really? Smoking causes heart disease, stroke, lung, mouth and tongue cancers, which can induce asthma, chronic bronchitis. These are just some of the fatal diseases. Non-fatal consequences include rotten teeth, bad breath, pale and ashy looking skin, hair falling out, yellow fingers, and many more. Now, if this hasn’t discouraged you from continuing smoking, here are some other examples of how smoking may induce health issues. By smoking regular cigarettes, smokers inhale tar and toxic metals through tobacco. Cadmium, beryllium, nickel, and chromium are all naturally present in tobacco plants, accumulating in it through the soil it grows on. However, not everything is that bad. If you stop smoking cigarettes, or even reduce your daily intake, your body will slowly rid itself of all the toxic build-up, and your lungs will get back to normal.

One of the ways to reduce smoking or stop altogether is switching to electric cigarettes. E-cigs not only contain no toxic materials, but you can customize them according to your needs. If you are trying to quit smoking, you can choose liquids low in nicotine, and slowly reduce it even more over time. If you are tired of always reeking of tobacco and having bad breath, but you aren’t quite ready to quit smoking, you can choose from a range of nicotine liquids available. For beginner vapors, we definitely recommend regulated box mod with regulated temperature. But for more experienced vapors, if you’re looking for something a little more custom, mech mods are the way to go. They are reliable, durable, easy to fix, and above all, they offer you intense vaping. We do advise caution when using mech mods since they will not stop if you overdo it, and may cause burns or other issues.

Not getting enough rest

In picking our priorities when having many responsibilities, sleep is the first to go. Oftentimes, we shorten out rest periods to account for time in other parts of our lives. However, that can have extremely negative effects on our mental health. Sleep deprivation signs can include fatigue and sleepiness, difficulties to concentrate and reduced alertness, as well as coordination, irritability, mood changes and most often – increased appetite. This should not come as a surprise since sleep is a type of fuel to the body. Naturally, our body will start looking for other sources of fuel that are available, and the most useful is food. All of the signs listed above are just the first signs your body will show you that you lack sleep. Other, more serious and fatal consequences may develop if you continue to sleep less than your body needs. Those include insomnia, weight loss, migraines and even dementia, which is incurable.

By sleeping, you allow your brain to store all the pieces of information it has gotten during one day. However, getting a full night’s sleep is not the only rest you can get. There are many shortcuts and ways around having a full 8 hours of sleep at night that you can give to your body to rest it, at least partially. Having a quick nap during the day proved beneficial for the brain to store all the information. Similarly to computers being boosted, a 15-minute nap is a boost to the brain, efficient enough to keep you going without all the negative side effects. However, having 15-minute naps is not a long-term solution and you should not do it often.

Not drinking enough water

Drinking water is such an important part of maintaining a healthy body. A hydrated body does not have difficulties. Drinking enough water during one day has shown to be beneficial in weight loss, having more energy, being mentally sharp and ready. Plus, water is a perfect substitute for all the sugary drinks you may intake if you are tired or hungry. By drinking water regularly – and by that we mean a few sips every 10-20 minutes – your stomach will always think it is full, making you want to eat less. This is beneficial if you want to lose weight, or if you need to maintain the weight you have. Water is also crucial for the look of your skin. Your skin will look rejuvenated and healthy, smooth and without wrinkles if you drink enough water. And if you only started the process of making some changes in your life, like quitting smoking, eating healthier and exercising, being hydrated will help your kidneys process all the toxins that have accumulated in your body over the years. So, go get yourself a glass of water and start changing today!


Taking care of your health has got to become your priority. After reading this text, we hope that you realized that you need to make some changes in order to be around for your grandchildren. There’s no better time to change than now!