In today’s modern society, every second person is suffering from one or the other disease. Over 95% of the population is dealing with health problems, which directly indicates that there is a redundant requirement of change in the lifestyle of an individual. People are so busy in their daily routine balancing their work, in return forgetting about the health goals. Making simple and little changes in diet, exercise and quitting few habits can really help you with good health.
We often had come across the statement “Smoking is injurious to health”. We ignore the statement and as if it never existed. Tobacco products contain no safe contents, from acetone, tar to nicotine and carbon monoxide. Nicotine reaches your brain in seconds and makes you feel more energized for a while. It damages your entire cardiovascular system, causes blood vessels to tighten and restricts blood flow. Not only lungs and brain it has adverse effects on your entire body. According to the American Lung Association, cigarettes contain about 600 ingredients, which on burning produce more than 7,000 chemicals. Quitting smoking is the most important step you can take to live a healthier and happier life.
We usually have seen people uttering slurry words after alcohol consumption, which is a result of the adverse effect of alcohol on the central nervous system. Apart from CNS, alcohol consumption leads to numerous health problems. Liver functions in such a way that it breaks and removes harmful substances from your body, including alcohol. Long-term consumption of alcohol interferes with the process which finally leads to life-threatening liver disease. Therefore, under-functioning of the liver and pancreas increases the risk of experiencing low blood sugar or too much sugar resulting into diabetes. It damages the tissues in your digestive tract, preventing our intestines from digesting food and absorbing nutrients and vitamins. It also prevents sex hormone production and lowers your libido increasing the risk for infertility.
Eating Junk Food
Millennials, die-hard fans of Junk food consume this very zero nutritional value food on a regular basis. They have high-calorie content, salts, fats, and fewer nutrients and vitamins. According to Nutrition Research and Practice, eating foods with more sugar as the first meal of the day can make a person feel hungrier at their next meal than if they ate a low-sugar meal. Just like smoking and drinking junk food has also got an adverse effect on the entire body such as Increased Obesity, loss of memory, depression, worsens Appetite and Digestion, Inadequate Growth & Development, Dull and Lifeless Skin, weakening of bones.
Many people experience stress and emotional eating which later on results in a sense of guilt realizing the fact that they have eaten too much of food. There are both physical and psychological causes of emotional eating. Usually, emotional eating is triggered by stress. Common triggers cause stress eating is boredom, social influences, fatigue, etc. Stress not only affects your eating habits but also has opposing effects on the body causing nausea, weight-related problems, guilt, low rate metabolism.
According to the recent study, people who drink soda in their diet consume 17% more calories than before as it contains little or no essential nutrients, only providing sugar and calories. Cold drinks are the most common way to consume excessive amounts of fructose, whose excessive amounts may contribute to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease resulting in belly fat, a dangerous type of fat linked to metabolic disease. Sugar-sweetened beverages are linked to an increased risk of cancer, risk of gout, dementia and heart disease.
The time has come that we quit all these habits to lead a healthy life. Our body is a holy place, where ultimately we have to live. Our body deserves respect, cleanliness, and attention. Don’t let the temporary pleasure of these foods tempt you! Try more and more efforts to make healthier choices. Anyone who experiences negative emotions around their eating habits should visit their doctor to discuss their issues.