Looking after your health is a priority for most people, but it’s often easier said than done. Especially these days because there is so much conflicting information online that it’s hard to tell whether you’re doing the right thing or not. That means that people are often making big mistakes when it comes to their health and doing things that they think are good for them, which are in fact damaging their health. Avoiding these simple health mistakes is the key to staying in good shape.
Exercising Too Much
This is a big one because we’re constantly being told about the dangers of obesity and heart disease and how important it is to get out and exercise on a regular basis. Exercising boosts your mood, fights mental health issues and reduces your risk of so many different diseases. People often think that means you can’t get too much exercise and the more you do, the healthier you’ll be. But you can have too much of a good thing. If you’re exercising too much, you risk damaging muscles or joints from overworking. If you push yourself too hard, you can do permanent damage and make it harder to exercise again in the future. To avoid that, you need to make sure that you take regular days off from exercise and you keep your workouts varied. By working out different areas of your body each day, you reduce the risk of overworking certain muscles.
Cotton Wool Buds
So many people make the mistake of using cotton wool buds, thinking that they’re doing themselves some good. But the truth is, they’re really not good for you at all. The person that invented cotton wool buds is a good business person; when you use a cotton wool bud, you’ll see a bit of wax, making you think that it’s a good ear cleaning product. But in reality, you’re pushing the wax further in, making it harder for it to come out naturally and probably blocking your ears up even more. That means you end up in a vicious cycle and end up using more cotton buds to clear the blockage you created by using cotton buds. They just don’t work and in some cases, they can be dangerous if you push them in too far. If you’ve got a problem with your ears, go to the doctor and get them syringed properly, rather than just shoving a cotton wool bud down there.
Some people think that skipping breakfast is a good way to lose weight. The logic makes sense I suppose; if you eat less food you won’t put on weight. But the opposite is actually true. When you skip breakfast, your body starts the day without any energy. To combat that, it will start storing more fat from the food that you eat throughout the rest of the day to compensate and you’ll actually put on weight. If you’re struggling to find the time to eat breakfast before work in the morning, at least try to grab a piece of fruit on the way out the door.
So many people make these health mistakes and end up doing themselves more harm than good so make sure that you’re avoiding them.