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What do you think are the 5 biggest health mistakes people make when they are yo

  1. KrystalD profile image80
    KrystalDposted 6 years ago

    What do you think are the 5 biggest health mistakes people make when they are young?

  2. snagerries profile image72
    snagerriesposted 6 years ago

    One mistake I can think of right now is that eating junk is the biggest mistake we commit in our childhood. Apart from that, smoking or taking alcohol in large quantities also affects our health.

  3. avorodisa profile image83
    avorodisaposted 6 years ago

    Drinking too much alcohol, smoking, eating unhealthy food, occasional sex, taking their parents' care for granted...

  4. rlaha profile image69
    rlahaposted 6 years ago

    Eating too much of fast food, with a lot of bad fats and high salt content

    Now a days, kids have computers, video game consoles and cell phones. They tend to be too sedentary. They do not go out and play like we used to as kids.

    Some kids and adolescents have a problem with body image and are either bulemic or anorexic.

    Children now a days are overweight or obese, and some of them have even developed Childhood Obesity. I have written hubs on both of these if you want to check them out.

    I think children/adolescents like to experiment with drugs such as tobacco, alcohol and illegal drugs.  Those can have serious complications later in life if they continue to use them.

    Great question.

  5. Rain Defence profile image93
    Rain Defenceposted 6 years ago

    Not looking  after their hearing. I spent nearly 20 years going to loud clubs and only relatively recently started using hearing protection. I don't know how much damage I've done to my hearing, but it won't be as good as it could be if I hadn't done that.

  6. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    1.  thinking they will live forever and what they do now, does not have consequences on their bodies.

    2.  smoking and alcohol

    3.  too much sunburn (I was guilty of this and 45 years later paying the price)

    4.  soda pop, sugar and caffeine - not good.

    5.  not having a healthy attitude and interest in exercise and care for their bodies.  When young you feel like you have forever for that serious stuff - but you should start young.

  7. Catzgendron profile image72
    Catzgendronposted 6 years ago

    Drinking  -- especially if addictive personalities exists in their family .. this is known to be heridity

    Smoking -- we all know that it causes lung cancer and other health issues.

    Drugs -- Once again the addictive personality issue and unfortunately has caused many deaths.

    Fried Foods - leads to heart disease, high cholesterol and obesity.

    Gangs - violence and death of those in the gangs and innocent bystanders.

  8. Express10 profile image89
    Express10posted 6 years ago

    I think that over exercising or under exercising and eating a lot of junk food would be the first two. Smoking, drinking, or using illegal drugs and not being mindful of the need for sleep would be the second two. Lastly, I'd say that internalizing problems and not asking for help would be another health mistake that many people make when they're young.

  9. kingmaxler profile image60
    kingmaxlerposted 6 years ago

    I believe mental health is the number one problem.
    People should not imbibe in drugs until their brains have stopped forming. After that have at it. Growing brains can be permanently changed by any drug.
    Taking physical intimacy too lightly and too early.
    Not understanding how amazing they are as individuals.
    Not questioning the status quo
    They need to learn that their life is their own and base decisions off of what is best for them not how to rebel or obey. Think and live.

  10. NightFlower profile image60
    NightFlowerposted 6 years ago

    Well I think if you have a handle on number one it cover's the rest of the mistakes. If you realize at a young age that you're not immortal then you will watch your health and be wiser in your choices.

  11. Daughter Of Maat profile image97
    Daughter Of Maatposted 6 years ago

    Lack of exercise, eating too much meat, not eating enough vegetables, eating processed foods, and eating way too much sugar.

  12. Beata Stasak profile image82
    Beata Stasakposted 6 years ago

    Abusing their bodies... abusing their minds... believing that they can only find their own values in the eyes of others, without realizing that it has to starts with them...living in a self-destruct mode, that is very hard to break....they are often easily manipulated and will follow someone who will repeat to them, how great they are...

  13. always exploring profile image84
    always exploringposted 6 years ago

    Thinking they know more than their parents


    Driving ender the influence of alcohol

    Fast food instead of eating a healthy diet

    Casual sex, unprotected

  14. teaches12345 profile image95
    teaches12345posted 6 years ago

    I agree with many of hubbers on the big issues such as drinking, smoking and sex.  I also would list, from my experience, not taking good advice from parents and family; thinking you are invincible and immortal so that you make embarassing mistakes; and not applying yourself well in school.  If we could only go back and correct our mistakes, apologize to our parents and say no to the bad habits.

  15. nicolestrovich548 profile image60
    nicolestrovich548posted 5 years ago

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