What your elders taught you all these years seemed perfect all this while. But do you know that several of the habits we have cultivated over the years could actually rob us of good health in the long term?
What looks like a part of your cleanliness regime might be absolutely unnecessary and moreover harmful for you. It’s high time you take note of these daily habits that you need to change immediately.
Using The Hand Sanitiser
Are you one of those who reach out for the hand sanitiser every time you shake hands with a colleague or stand holding the bars in a local train ride? Well, take note then! You could end up with dry skin and poor heart function. Most hand sanitisers contain triclosan which gets absorbed easily by the skin, which in turn can disrupt cell communication necessary for muscle coordination. Instead, stick to the good ol’ soap and water.
Drinking Only Bottled Water
No, bottled water does not mean mineral water. Not always. In fact, bottled water is processed is usually stripped off minerals, which can hamper energy production and cell and muscle repair in your body. Instead, purify using a filtration system.
Ditching Cardio For Weights
Whosoever convinced you that weights equal weight loss gave you only half-baked knowledge. Nothing is as good as natural cardio, such as a good run or swim in the morning. Exclusivity is not the best way if you want to lose weight. For best results, mix cardio with weights, so that your body doesn’t get used to a particular type of routine and the calorie-burn becomes stagnant.
Brushing After Meals
For pristine pearly whites, brushing twice a day is imperative. Running to the washroom to brush right after finishing your meal may cause problems to your dental health. The breakdown of food in the mouth leaves an acidic residue which weakens the enamel on the teeth. Brushing then can strip the enamel permanently, causing tooth sensitivity. Instead, wait for an hour at least after finishing your meal before reaching out for that toothbrush.
Wearing Flip Flops
Limit them to indoors, please! Doctors suggest that wearing flats outside while walking a lot could damage the sole badly. Agreed, flip flops scream comfort, but not at the cost of altering the natural foot lift-off.