Although we have only good intentions when it comes to our own health and life, there are some ‘habits’ which are not good for us, beside our thinking for the opposite.
6 Healthy Habits That Are Actually Bad For You
Brushing teeth after every meal
Although it may sound weird and opposite of everything that you know till now, brushing teeth after a meal may be bad. Probably you are asking yourself now ‘How is that possible‘. Well, it is, but, what we didn’t mention is that we was talking about after ‘certain’ meal. Now you are probably even more confused. Let’s try to explain. Healthy teeth thrive in a mouth that have proper pH balance. This pH balance fluctuates with each bite of food or drink. Certain foods and drinks, such a high sugary food, citrus food or soda, which are highly acidic, bring the pH balance in your mouth to an acidic environment and in that period your teeth are susceptible to damage and brushing them in this state will probably damage your enamel. This doesn’t mean to stop brushing your teeth, but to avoid this kind of damage, avoid brushing after eating for at least 30 minutes to an hour.
Turning away from people who coughs / sneezes
Many people think that simple turning of their head on side when someone coughs or sneezes will keep away from the germs and keep away from getting sick, but, the real truth is, that just being near someone who is ill is enough. To avoid getting sick, just try to keep distance from the sick person, which will be easy if he is a friend or coworker, but more harder if he is a family member. Also, don’t share things with the person sick from, example fly, things like towels, utensils or dishes and wash your hands regularly and again – keep distance.
You don’t need sunglasses on a cloudy day
Believing that you don’t need sunglasses on a cloudy day is completely wrong. For optimal eye protection, you need sunglasses even on a gloomy day. Of course, you don’t need dark shades at that time, tinted will be completely fine, but still you will need, because even on a cloudy day, UV rays are potent same as on a clear day. Also, when it comes to sunglasses, always buy from trusted reseller and one with 100% UV protection.
Using a loud alarm clock to wake up easier
If there is anything worse from hearing the alarm for work and you are in a middle of a sleep that is probably loud alarm! Alarm by itself raise stress level but extremely loud alarm is even worse. Study conducted by Japanese National Institute of Health discovered that people who are suddenly forced to wake up have higher heart rate and higher blood pressure. Some doctors suggest if you are using classic alarm, especially if is very loud, to move it farther so you can avoid the sudden loud ringing.
Believing that the more you sleep – the better you will feel
When people are very tyred and exhausted are able to sleep 12 or even more hours without moving out of their bed. This kid of sleep, even if you think is good for you and you need it, is bad for you and actually it may make you feel even worse. This is because our ‘internal clock’ gets confused and you feel fatigued and lethargic. Our sleep-wake cycle has a regular pattern, which is known as the circadian rhythm and when he shifts, we feel those changes in negative way. Next time when you are exhausted, regular 8 hour sleep will be completely fine.
Trying to catch up on lost sleep during the weekend
Many people believe that the lost sleep during the week (due to big project at work etc.) can be catch up for the weekend, but, according to the National Sleep Foundation, you can’t. Medical study conducted by Harvard found out that people who are trying to catch up their sleep and they sleep extra hours for weekend to compensate short sleeps during the week are actually doing bad for them. Their work ability and focus is worse than regular, so this ‘Sleep Catch Up‘ theory is completely wrong and bad. Even when you have rush week, give your best to get your 7 to 8 hours of sleep to stay focused and healthy.