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17 Everyday Things You Didn’t Know are Slowly Killing You

17 Everyday Things You Didn’t Know are Slowly Killing You: Few things in our everyday life are so commonly used that we do not realize how fatal they are for our lives. The lifestyle that we have now days can be very lethal for us. You may think that you are living a healthy life but there are hidden dangers around us in our own household and habits which can be deadly that you should know right now.

Our life is so stressful and busy that we do not pay attention to what we eat or do. This can lead to some serious health issues which can be life-threatening too if not stopped
immediately. Here we will discuss certain habits that we follow and food items that we eat normally which can be dangerous for our overall health.

1. Salt:

Consuming a lot of salt on everyday basis can increase the risk of stroke and heart attack. Salt also increase the blood pressure which can be lethal.

[Related: 7 Top Reasons Why you should Limit your Salt Intake]

2. Potato Chips:

Very popular among people of all ages, potato chips can be extremely dangerous and can cause cancer of colon, breast and bladder. Additionally, eating these can make you obese and block the arteries which stop proper circulation of blood in the body.

3. Smoking:

It is no mystery that smoking can degrade the overall condition of a body. It can be the root cause of many kind of cancers especially lung cancer.

[Also Read: This is What Happens To Your Body Once You Quit Smoking]

4. Sleeping a lot:

As we know that not having enough sleep is bad for your health but did you know that sleeping too much can be equally harmful as well? People who sleep for more than 9 hours at night generally have more chances of getting a heart disease.

5. Using Mobile Phones a lot:

Mobile phones emit radio waves which are a form of non-ionizing radiation that can cause certain kinds of cancer and heart diseases. In the last decade, many studies have proven how dangerous mobile phones are for an individual’s health. In many cases, damaged the battery of a mobile phone has exploded and injured the owner.

[Also Read: 10 Harmful Effects Of Mobile Phones on Health]

6. White Bread:

White bread which is consumed commonly has enriched wheat flour that can lead to an increase in the blood pressure. People eating white bread regularly can develop type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases eventually with time.

7. Watching too much Television:

TV is a source of harmful radiation and hazardous information too. Watching too much TV also means physical inactivity and laziness. Most of the TV programs promote unhealthy lifestyle and provide negative information.

All those commercials create a bad impact on an individual’s personality and create a feeling of complex.

8. Sitting for Longer Duration:

As per many scientific studies, sitting in one position for more than three hours can be extremely fatal for your health. This can cause organ damage, muscle degeneration and delayed reactions.

9. Energy Drinks:

Energy drinks contain a lot of artificial food dyes and preservatives, for example, brominated vegetable oil which is dangerous for your teeth, and skin. These drinks can increase the blood glucose and make you obese.

10 Taking too much Medication:

If you have the habit to take medicines for every small health problem, then you should stop immediately. Taking too many medicines for insomnia and anxiety can lower the lifespan in a person.

11. Wrong Diet Plans:

Food such as chips, candies, cakes etc., try adding a lot of fruits and vegetables to your diet. Eating too much red meat can also cause heart diseases and cancer mortality.

[Also Read: 15 Cancer Symptoms Most Women Often Ignore!]

12. Physical Inactivity:

It is deficiently the worst enemy of your body, while having improper food can slowly damage your body organs, physical inactivity can multiply it several times. People, who avoid morning sun and fresh air, are more like to get depressed.

It is very important to have a walk of 30 minutes at least for people of all ages. Physical inactivity leads to obesity and tardiness. Not only it affects your body physically, but also creates unnecessary stress which can be fatal with time.

13. Air Fresheners:

These commonly used household items have many dangerous chemicals such as aspartame and neotame which can cause cardiovascular diseases and increased blood pressure.

14. Naphthalene Balls:

You might be using naphthalene balls from years but did you know that these balls contain toxic chemicals that are responsible for causing dizziness and nausea. As they ate thought to cause cancer as well, they are banned in many countries.

15. Microwave Ovens:

Microwave ovens are getting popular in all the kitchens for their quick solutions. But they come with a health hazard too. Microwaves leak harmful radiation which can cause cancer, can weaken the immune system and lead to birth defects.

[Also Read: 96% People Drink Water the Wrong Way. You must know!]

16. Staring at a Screen for Long Duration:

General scientific studies have discovered that staring at a computer screen for more than four hours can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.

17. Plastic Containers:

Plastic is commonly used in water bottle and food containers. But there are harmful chemicals in these that can seep out of the containers and bottles into the food.

These chemicals can lead to obesity, earlier puberty in girls and increased risk of breast, prostate and other cancers.

We know that certain things in the list are used to commonly that you may get shocked knowing how deadly they can be. However, prevention is always better than cure. With this knowledge, you can now avoid these habits and the mentioned food items to lead a healthier lifestyle.

Dr Maria

MD. Board Certified physician. Fellowship In Family Medicine UK. 8 years of medical experience in Lifestyle-related health disorders. Graduated from AIIMS – All India Institute Of Medical Science, INDIA

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