Are your daily actions having an impact on your health? Here our Fareham chiropractor reveals some nasty habits that could be affecting your body:
1: Snacking when you’re not hungry
Being out of touch with your body’s natural hunger signals can lead to chronic overeating and weight gain. And of course, all those extra pounds can cause diabetes, heart disease, and even back pain!
2: Watching too much TV
The more TV you watch, the less exercise you are likely to get. You’re also more likely to consume high-calorie, processed food and sugary drinks when lounging around in front of the television that when you’re being physically active. Excessive TV viewing may also speed up memory loss – especially if it replaces the time you’d spend exercising your mind.
3: Being stressed
Chronic or frequent feelings of anxiety or negativity can release stress hormones that may increase your blood pressure and blood sugar, lower your immunity and contribute to back pain. While our bodies are designed to cope with short-lived responses to threat, they are not intended to deal with chronic stress.
4: Hitting the booze
If you “hit the bottle” on a regular basis, alcohol can become a poison to your body and mind. Women who regularly consume two or more drinks a day and men who regularly drink three or more are at higher risk of liver damage, high blood pressure and depression.
Responsible for a large number of heart disease deaths and cancers, it’s no secret that smoking is one of the most dangerous habits on Earth. Smoking impacts almost every area of your body, from the health of your spine to the health of your skin. The habit also significantly increases your odds for heart attacks, strokes, and high blood pressure, as well as potentially triggering or aggravating breathing problems like bronchitis and asthma attacks.
You have more control over your health and well-being than you know. Kick the bad habits and start getting your body into good working order today. The results will be worth the effort!