Every day we make health mistakes that have a greater or lesser impact on us. We are aware of most of them, and we try to avoid them. We take care of physical activity, diet, we avoid stimulants. However, there are some that we commit automatically, and we don't realize that we should avoid them. How many of them have you done in the last hour?
- Did you touch your face?
We do this unconsciously many times a day. We touch the forehead, cheeks, and lips. What's so dangerous about that? The problem here is the things we touched on a moment earlier. It can be anything like a computer keyboard, office door handle, toilet door, or a handle on a bus. Each of these surfaces is teeming with all sorts of bacteria. We unconsciously transfer them to the face and sometimes even rub them into the skin. What are we facing? First of all, catch the flu or other infection faster. We also increase the risk of facial rashes, pimples, or acne on the face.
2. Haven't you moved from your chair?
A sedentary lifestyle in our time is already the standard. We stay in front of the desk for several hours, often remaining motionless for a long time. This is reflected in our health - the risk of being overweight, problems with circulation, or joints are just some of the constant sitting effects. Even if we exercise regularly, we cannot eliminate the impact of the lack of exercise for most of the day. It's a good idea to get up from behind your desk every 30-60 minutes, even to stretch your limbs or stretch. We will achieve even better results if we go downstairs during this break or walk around the office.
3. Have you checked social networks?
Addiction to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram is an increasingly common phenomenon. Even while working or studying, we check the news several times an hour. This causes problems with concentration or the emergence of fears of "being out of date" (the so-called FOMO - Fear Of Missing Out ). Social networking sites also increase the likelihood of relationship problems, from increasing jealousy to greater betrayal propensity.
4. Did you eat at your desk?
It doesn't matter if it was fruit, nuts, chocolate, or chips - the effect is the same. We eat a lot more calories than we would do if we focus only on eating. We take a long time to feel full, so we eat more and more. When eating in front of the computer, we often choose snacks that replace our everyday meal. This affects weight and health.
5. Have you lost your workplace?
Chaos on the desk hurts the organization of work - we waste time finding specific things, we get nervous and stress more. It has also been proven that we make less rational decisions more often in such situations. Researchers from the University of Minnesota tested it on a group of people who were offered a snack - an apple or a chocolate bar during work. People working in cluttered places more often reached for sweets, while people who had ordered around them made more rational choices and decided on fruit.
6. Did you ignore the need to use the bathroom?
If we want to finish the e-mail, make one more phone call, add a few last sentences to the project, we ignore our body's needs. It's okay to hold your urine for a few minutes occasionally. The problem arises if this happens regularly. This can cause bladder and urinary problems - infections, inflammation, and even urinary issues.
Most of us make similar mistakes every day - stress and chasing deadlines mean that we miss such small situations. However, it's time to realize that repeating them every day is not indifferent to your physical and mental health.