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Bad Health Habits That Are Ruining Your Life Document



What’s your worst habit? Be honest. Is it snacking too much? Is it drinking too much? It is sitting on your behind twelve hours a day blogging?
Let’s face it, we all have some pretty bad habits when it comes to our health. In fact, only about one in a hundred people leads what health experts would call a healthy lifestyle. Only one percent of people don’t smoke, eat lots of fruit and veg and get regular exercise. Everybody else is indulging in a way of life that will ultimately prove destructive. 
Here we’re going to look at some of the worst health habits out there and how you can save yourself from them.

Bad Habit Number 1: Snacking All Night


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When we snack when we’re not hungry, we override our satiation signals. Over time, those signals get suppressed, leading us to eat more and more. As we eat more and more, our livers get filled up with fat and our bodies start to need more insulin. As the process continues, we gain weight and become more diabetic. It’s a health disaster. There is, however, a solution. The first thing to do is to remove all the junk from your home. Make it difficult to pig out at night by avoiding buying any rubbish in your weekly shop. Next, make sure you get hungry before you eat. Set meal times and stick to them so that you get used to the feeling of hunger again. Finally, take away the stress and the boredom that is leading you to eat. Leave a bad job or relationship and focus on healing your emotions. Giving up comfort food will be difficult if you’re not in the right frame of mind. 

Bad Habit Number 2: Smoking With Your Friends
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According to the data, smoking cases around 30 percent of all heart disease deaths, and 90 percent of all lung cancers. It’s a real killer and one that’s very avoidable. Thanks to patches and sites like vapeshoreditch.com giving up tobacco smoking are easier than ever. The first step to quitting is to realise that it’s not just a habit. It’s also an addiction. As a result, giving up will be difficult, and it may take your body some time to adjust to its new reality. The next step is to do everything you can to make the transition easy. Get your friends and counsellors on board to help you navigate what will be a difficult time. 
Bad Habit Number 3: Relying On Painkillers And Sedatives

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Using painkillers every once in awhile is okay, so long as it is infrequent. The problem comes when you’re relying on painkillers every day. The same goes for sedatives. You should be able to get to sleep at night without drugging yourself up. But if you find yourself relying on sedatives, you could have a problem, according to www.rd.com. Drugs can cause all sorts of adverse effects on your body. They can cause ulcers, gastrointestinal bleedings and confusion. They can even make you fall over in extreme circumstances. 
Getting off prescription drugs is difficult. The key here is to avoid painkillers with addictive ingredients, like codeine. For instance, if you suffer from chronic back pain, try acetaminophen. It doesn't raise blood pressure like many standard pain killers.