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7 Habits to Pick up Vs 7 Habits to Break

Updated on November 6, 2017
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7 Habits to Break

We always do things that are not so good for our health and skin. Most of the time this happens because we do not know we are doing something wrong, or because we do not think it twice. Even though we cannot escape from some bad habits once in while, the important thing is not to fall into their abyss everyday. These 7 habits are the worst. Break them, or they will break you!

Wearing high heels every single day.

What is wrong about it:
When you wear high heels you damage not only your foot ligaments but also your spine. This is even more dangerous if you do not workout, or if you do not have a strong core. If you have worn high-heels all your life, you should go see a doctor.

How to break it:
Start by walking around the home in athletes or ballerinas shoes. If you have damaged your feet than do as your doctor advices you.

You wear contact lenses every day and night.

What is wrong about it:
Contact lenses are great, I know. However, your health is more important than you look. You can wear contact lenses in an important event, or wedding, but try to use eyeglasses for your everyday routine. Contact lenses hold a lot of bacteria which may infect your precious eyes. They will be a good source of infections even in those events days, if you do not clean them properly.

How to break it:
As I said, try to wear your eyeglasses. Buy eyeglasses that you love how they look in your face, or those that do not hurt your noise if that's your problem. If you must wear contact lenses, do not wear them for extended hours, try to cleanse them well every 6 hours at least! If they break or fall from your hands, do not wear them ever again. Consult your doctor which is the best cleanser for your contacts.

You sleep with your make up on

What is wrong about it:
The other morning you may find one pimple, or two, if you are lucky, and they will go away. But if you do it all the time, you will end up with clogged pores, more wrinkles, a tired look, puffy bags on the eyes, and we are not looking for that. In some cases, in the face appeared small, hard bumps that form on the skin.

How to break it:
Clean your brushes by soaking them in warm water with vinegar. Keep your towels clean. Do not forget, every time before going to bed, clean your make up, and then clean your face once again with milk face, or gel, or scrub, whatever you use. If you forget, put your creams somewhere in the bathroom that will always catch your eye.

You spent more time at Fast-food instead of at your home kitchen

What is wrong about it:
You can eat fast-food of course, to substitute a lunch, or just for your pleasure, but do it too often and you are certainly prone to gain weight and a lot of other health issues. Fast food is low in nutrients, high in calories, in saturated fat, and sodium. The majority of breads, they use, are also refined and most of their meals are scarce on the veggies. You can in fact become addicted to salt, sugar and fat and develop cravings for them, and fast foods have all of these combined, to make you addicted to them.

How to break it:
You may start by taking notes on how much fast food you are eating every day and writing it down for about three weeks. Then you may reduce your trips to two times a week. Take easy steps: bringing a bag of fruits at work for the week, for example, if you tend to eat fast food as your work/day snack, and do spend time searching online for better restaurants.

You don't floss daily

What is wrong about it:
The toothbrush has a hard time reaching foods that get stuck in between. Even if you are brushing you teeth regularly after every meal, still food is somewhere there between your precious teeth. Any food that gets stuck between your teeth has a great chance at turning into bacteria that can possibly eat away at the enamel and cause this way decay. This leads to gum disease, maybe root canals, and even tooth loss!

How to break it:
Everyone should brush their teeth after every meal, or at least 3 times a day if possible, always down, away from the gums. For flossing, you should do it before you go to bed so there is no food left in your mouth and between your teeth to do any kind of damage while you are asleep

You have too much Alcohol

What is wrong about it:
You can always have some fun with your friends, and drink a glass or two. But pounding down several glasses in one sitting can result in the hangover and also some other unpleasant side effects. As showed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) studies, excessive drinking can possibly disrupt menstrual cycling, also increase the risk of infertility, possibly the miscarriage, the stillbirth, and the premature delivery.

How to break it:
You can write down how much you drink and reduce that amount if it is excessive. You can keep your writing plan to a two week timeline. Then you can try planning when you are going out and drinking. You should have a mocktail first, then you can always order a cocktail later.

You do not do enough exercise, or you do not do it at all.

What is wrong about it:
People do tend to have all kinds of excuses: they do not look good, or they are too fat, or they are too busy, etc. The main problem with believing these excuses is: these excuses that you use not to exercise, will be or are, the same ones you will use or use, everywhere in your life, in everything you do.

How to break it in 3 steps:

Determine how you want to live and why you want to live that way.

Post your fitness plan and progress on social media.

Try to do some kind of movement every day: like 100 squats a day, or 100 jumping jacks, or 100 jumping rope, everything and anything that keep your heart rate racing.

7 Habits to Pick Up

1. Good Posture

While you are sitting down or standing up, a good posture is what makes you look good, strong and does not ruin your spine. In fact, you can trick self confidence by keeping a good posture, especially when you are about to take a hard decision.

2. Take the stairs

It works as cardio, plus it tones your glutes. You just have to trade the elevator for the stairs.

3. ACV aka Apple Cider Vinegar

Science says that apple cider vinegar can lower your insulin levels, blood sugar and also boost your metabolism. It can prevent diseases and cancer too! What's there not to love? You can have it in your salad, or you can create the mixture for weight loss that Dr.Oz recommends: 1 grapefruit/orange, 1 teaspoon acv and 2 teaspoons honey.

4. Body Weight

There is nothing better than exercise to keep your energy levels up, keep burning fat, tone your whole body and fight illness. You do not need all those weights like dumbbells, kettlebells, bars, etc.. that you do not even know how to use. All you need is your Body Weight and the will to workout.

5. Lemon Water

You do not really need to spend a lot of money on coconut water, alkaline water, aloe water, or whatever kind of water is the latest trend among celebrities! Lemon Water is really the best way to hydrate fast in the morning, boost your metabolism, help your body detox, and it also has a lot of other benefits as well.

6. Sleep in total darkness

In total darkness your body will produce extra melatonin, which is a kind of hormone that helps burn a little extra fat. Plus: lights may disturb your sleep or cause insomnia.

7. PDA aka Post Drinking Anxiety

And it is a real thing! It happens when you have too much to drink and you wake up the morning after with a hangover, terrible headache, loss of clear thinking, and an anxiety that may build up glass after glass. Drinking also ruins your skin and your organs, and your belly too. Keep an eye on it.

What is the habit that seems hard to break, for you?

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    • FlourishAnyway profile image

      FlourishAnyway 2 months ago from USA

      I hate exercise. I know it’s good for you and all that but ugh.

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      KV Lo 2 months ago

      The flossing habit... I'm ashamed to admit that I always have the intention to floss, but at the end of the day, I'm just too lazy. It's definitely something I need to make more of an effort on.

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      Maurice Glaude 2 months ago from Mobile, AL

      I'm fairly fit because of my lifestyle but I don't exercise which I know is a good way to relieve stress. I know just taking the time out to do exercise as an fun activity can have so many benefits versus only doing for work. This was a great check in! I need to do it more often.