As we take a look at the examples of unhealthy lifestyle choices we make in our lifetime, we ought to bear in mind that living and making unhealthy lifestyle choices put an end to our hope of living a healthy and longer life.
Furthermore, living an unhealthy lifestyle in many ways affect the way we impact the lives of those who are related to or associated with us, thus it’s important we take into account these examples of unhealthy lifestyle choices and avoid them so that we can live longer to impact our society positively.
What Is an Unhealthy Lifestyle?
According to a study in the Archives of Internal Medicine, an unhealthy lifestyle is defined as a lifestyle where a person engages in activities that are known to be detrimental to one’s health, such as smoking, not exercising regularly or enough, eating foods that are generally unhealthy regularly, and not maintaining a healthy weight.
Studies have also shown that unhealthy lifestyle choices immensely contribute to many sexual dysfunctional cases… including reduced drive, frequency or satisfaction issues today in our society which in-turn has ruined many relationships.
Here are some examples of unhealthy lifestyle choices for your consideration…
Examples Of Unhealthy Lifestyle Choices:
It is quite a common thing in our day-to-day life to get frustrated and annoyed may be due to the stress we encounter as a result of our work, failed marriage or the inflation of essential commodities in the market…
Truly, none of these is far-fetched but it is actually one of the unhealthy lifestyle choices and you should avoid it you want to live longer.
Too Much Work Load Is An Unhealthy Lifestyle:
It is common knowledge that modern life is full of hassles, deadlines, frustrations, and demands… all of which creates an increase of anxiety, increases the risk of allergies or skin and respiratory allergies, it also may cause chronic fatigue syndrome.
Chronic stress starts causing damage to your health, your mood, your productivity, your relationships, and your quality of life. It disrupts every system in your body.
It can raise blood pressure, suppress the immune system, increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, contribute to infertility, and speed up the ageing process. Improper or inadequate breathing by these persons can cause a shortage of oxygen in the blood.
It could very well be the starting point for the loss of the immune system and the beginning point of health problems like cancer, leukaemia, AIDS, seizures, nerve deterioration and Candida.
Initial symptoms may include weakness, fatigue, poor digestion, muscle aches and pains, dizziness, depression, memory loss, irrational behaviour, irritability, acid stomach and bronchial complications. When the immune system is compromised, the body is more susceptible to bacteria, viral and parasitic infections, colds and the flu.
Please do all you can to avoid this unhealthy lifestyle for your sake and for others too.
Not Getting Enough Sleep Is An Unhealthy Lifestyle:
Sleep most times are the first thing that is sacrificed in every busy person’s life.
Sleep is important too like the food you eat and every other thing you do to stay healthy and that’s why you should henceforth avoid anything that could hinder you from having a good night rest.
Avoid consuming caffeine in the evening. You should also moderate your overall caffeine intake because it can stay in your system and affect your sleep.
Too much light prevents your body from secreting melatonin, the hormone that makes you tired. I know it’s hard, but you should try to stop using your phone, tablet, TV, and laptop for two hours before you plan on going to sleep. While lying in bed to sleep, try to relax your entire body.
Overeating is a dangerous unhealthy lifestyle choice many may have indulged in without being aware, but overeating makes you fat and raises the risks of chronic diseases.
It upsets the biochemical set point for everything in your body and this leads to biochemical changes like hormonal imbalance, leptin resistance and other biochemical changes that harm the body.
This lifestyle may lead to the accumulations of fats in the abdomen and around the liver, this is a dangerous situation that paves the way for Serious health problems and complications. This unhealthy lifestyle put the digestive system under intense pressure and labour, it leads to digestive problems and disorders and also weakens the immune system.
Eating Junky Foods:
Lots of people can eat anything and everything they encounter, the food you eat counts both in terms of quantity and quality… it determines your body weight and composition.
Understand that these foods are called junk foods because they have been stripped of all their vital nutrients and thus offers no nutritional benefits to the body, rather they cause nutritional deficiencies and other health problems.
These foods are foods that are generally unhealthy and you should avoid them as a matter of fact.
Less Intake of Foods:
Less intake of foods leads to malnutrition and nutritional deficiencies; this can be caused by a busy lifestyle which makes one eat less or financial problems.
There are ways you can eat well and still save money, so financial deficiency should not push you into making unhealthy lifestyle choices which can lead you to an early grave.
If you are loss of appetite please do see a doctor for help, and if you are a busy person you try to make time and eat well and healthy.
Excess Intake Of Sugar:
The excess intake of sugar may include all of those sweet canned beverages, energy drinks, etc.
Sugar causes havoc to your body, it feeds harmful pathogens and microorganisms, cancer cells also feed on sugar and they require sugar to thrive. Excess sugar also causes diabetes, a chronic disease characterized by a high level of glucose in the bloodstream.
It also triggers inflammation, this is a root cause of chronic and untreatable diseases. It leads to insulin resistance, food addiction and overeating and other complications it causes in the body.
Excessive sugar in the bloodstream causes obesity, it causes acne, it raises your risks of heart disease, it raises your risks of depression, it accelerates ageing and leads to fatigue, it decreases your threshold for pain, it causes fatty liver, tooth decay and kidney diseases.
Never Involved In Any Physical Exercise:
Physical activity has lots of health benefits, not only does it keep you looking and feeling great, but exercising regularly can help you lose weight and boost your energy.
Exercising regularly can also help you live longer. Additionally, exercise keeps your heart healthy; lowers your risk of some types of chronic disease, such as breast cancer and some aggressive forms of prostate #cancer; improves blood flow to your brain, keeping you sharp; and helps with blood sugar control.
Too Much Intake Of Alcohol:
The by-products of alcohol are poisonous to the body, they affect the liver most especially, which is the most important organ in the body.
Excess intake of alcohol can lead to scarring of the liver known as cirrhosis, it causes fatty liver, a dangerous disease of the liver that leads to death in most cases and it also causes alcoholic hepatitis.
It leads to accumulations of toxins in the body, over time, this weakens the liver and impairs its functions.
Increased Use Of Antibiotic Drugs:
Excessive use of antibiotics leads to antibiotic resistance, nutritional deficiencies and it kills the friendly bacteria present in the future, this leads to a weak immune system because the bacteria that fight harmful bacteria and pathogens are reduced or eliminated by antibiotics.
Painkillers and antibiotics should only be taken when they are prescribed by doctors in severe cases; in mild or manageable cases, use natural remedies, they are not toxic, thereby they don’t cause side effects but rather they treat what you are going through and also improve your overall health.
Thank you, for reading through this, if you think that there are still other examples of unhealthy lifestyle choices that are not mentioned here please do let me know via the comment box below.