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12 Bad Habits We Mistake for Good Ones


We all know that alcohol and tobacco can cause us harm and that sport and a healthy diet are good for us. But there are additional day-to-day habits that we also automatically think of as healthy without ever thinking that it might not be the case.

We at Bright Side decided to find out where our ideas of what constitutes a healthy habit turn out to be mistaken.

12 Bad Habits We Mistake for Good Ones

Specialists from the University of Pittsburgh carried out research that proved that a person needs to sleep in a regular pattern in order to stay healthy. Breaking the natural rhythm of waking and sleeping can lead to diseases of the heart and to type 2 diabetes.

The researchers also measured the body mass index and waistline of people who don't sleep in a regular pattern. They found that both indicators exceeded the norm for such people.

 

 

12 Bad Habits We Mistake for Good Ones

A healthy diet containing fruit and juice can give the body all the vitamins it needs. In the case of illness or pregnancy, only a doctor can determine exactly which vitamins or other elements the body needs.

 

 

12 Bad Habits We Mistake for Good Ones

The vast majority of us wash on a very regular basis. This supposedly beneficial habit can have negative consequences for our bodies, however. Hot water combined with shower gel can deprive the skin of a protective layer leading to dryness, peeling, and the appearance of cracks. This can, in turn, lead to the appearance of infections.

If you're one of those people who likes to wash every day, give preference to cold water, and don't always use cleaning products. They're essential only in those areas where you sweat.

 

 

12 Bad Habits We Mistake for Good Ones

It's not a bad thing if you can avoid being in the same building as someone who is ill. But holding your breath every time the person sitting at the next desk sneezes or coughs is useless. When they sneeze, germs fly out of a person's air passages at a speed of five meters per second, and the number of these molecules is so great that there's enough for every member of the population.