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Your health is probably the most essential asset that you have. Without it, you can’t earn money, enjoy relationships, or, frankly, live your life the way you want. Even so, many of us, including those of us experienced in the realm of health, still make mistakes.
So what are these errors? And how can we correct them?
The debate over whether we should eat breakfast has been raging for decades. On the one hand, some people say that it is “the most important meal of the day” and then there are others who think it doesn’t matter and you can skip it entirely.
New science, however, points to the importance of eating a large and healthy breakfast. It turns out that our bodies process the energy from food better in the morning than in the evening. So the ideal human eating pattern involves consuming a big breakfast after we get up and then rounding it off with lighter meals throughout the rest of the day.
Missing Out On Sleep
Getting less sleep than you need for a couple of nights running is no big deal. But going a whole week without enough shut-eye can start to have serious ramifications.
Researchers now believe that sleep is essential for maintaining brain tissue. When our brains shut down, it provides an opportunity for them to clean house. They flush themselves of all the built-up toxins, preparing us for the next day. If you don’t get enough sleep, that process can’t happen. And after a while, it starts to affect your long-term health.
Going Overboard On Supplements
While supplements are great for boosting health, you can overdo it. There are actually some vitamins that are dangerous to take too many of. Taking too much of any one thing can lead to health problems and even damage to your liver. Always observe proper dispensary etiquette, read the instructions, and stay within the recommended dosage.
Stopping Medications Suddenly
It’s okay to stop taking over-the-counter painkillers the moment you no longer need them. But many other prescription medications require you to wind down the dosage, even if you feel better. Those of you who take SSRIs, for instance, might need to spend several weeks tapering before you’re ready to come off them entirely and only on the direction of your doctor.
Winding Your Windows Down On The Way To Work
Before the COVID-19 crisis, people used to travel to work to earn money. And when the pandemic ends, many of us will slip back into that routine. On the way to and from the office, though, many of us made the mistake of opening our window to let in the “fresh” air—bad idea. The air in cities is highly toxic, especially near major roads. You may have seen the before and after photos of cities during the crisis. Thus, it is much better to keep the windows closed and rely on the car’s filters and air conditioning systems.
Using Microwavable BPA-Containing Plastic Containers
Heating food in plastic containers in the microwave is one of the great perks of the modern world. It is simple, cheap, and quick. Unfortunately, it is also bad for your health, especially if the cartons contain BPA, a type of plastic that interferes with hormone signaling.
These are just some of the things to look out for as health mistakes. Let me know in the comments below any health tips you have or are wanting to learn more about.
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