The worst part is your idea of healthy living may not even take these behaviors into account.Taking care of your health is your responsibility to yourself. As if there weren’t enough evil in the world to worry about, now you have to consider seemingly small creature comforts that keep you sane on a daily basis. Here are 5 everyday habits that are killing you and what you can do about it.
1. Skipping Breakfast
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for a reason. It fuels your body and gets it ready to take on the day ahead. Skipping it can cause serious issues with your blood sugar levels and actually slow down your metabolism. Even if you just nosh on a piece of whole wheat toast or bran flakes it signals to your body to kick your metabolism into gear. Break the habit by listening to your body. Not hungry when you first get up? Wait an hour or two and then eat. Another tip is to eat what you like. Not a fan of breakfast food? Eat a sandwich.
2. Spending too much time watching tv
The more time you spend in front of the TV, however, the less time you have for exercise. Instead of engaging in hobbies or exercising your brain, TV time can also speed up memory loss. Break the habit by setting a limit on your TV time to no more than 2 hours a day. Also, aim for 30 minutes of exercise. You can also limit TV time by only turning on the television when you have something specific you want to watch.