When it comes to bad habits, we all think about smoking, drinking alcohol and drug use. But in the real world, there are a lot of other bad habits that we all do in our day-to-day life.

But today we are not going to talk about smoking, drinking alcohol or drug use. Beyond all these, we do follow bad habits on regular basis. Cant guess out any, let’s look down for some of the everyday bad habits that we all have and how they can be changed.

Skip Breakfast
Why is your morning meal said to be breakfast has a reason. It explains breaking the fast in the morning. A normal human who sleeps for 7 to 8 hours a night is active on fasting for that period of time. Hence it is really important for your body to get nutrients, vitamins and enough energy to run a successful day. These all can be achieved by eating a healthy breakfast.

Having a healthy breakfast not only kicks off your day well but nourishes your body with ample amounts of vitamins and proteins. It helps boost your metabolism and provides ample amounts of glucose which is really necessary for a brain to work healthy.

What happens when you skip breakfast?
Not eating breakfast in the morning prolongs your fasting period which is not good for the body and human health. Empty stomach leads to low levels of energy in the body and at the same time making you more irritated as your brain cannot think fast. A lot of studies show that skipping breakfast can lead to serious illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease.

How to avoid skipping breakfast?
The most important thing is to get up a little early. Getting late to office, school or business are some of the major reasons why people skip their breakfast. So better schedule your day one day prior to going to bed.

Many people do not feel hungry as they get up. It is fine to carry your breakfast along with you and make sure you eat it within 1 to 2 hours.

Preparing breakfast for working ladies can be difficult as they have a lot of housework to finish before leaving for the office. In such cases try adding breakfast meals that are healthy and easy to cook. “Two minutes Maggi is one of the best examples”. Add fruits to your breakfast, they are ready-to-eat items and carry a rich source of vitamins.

Bring changes to your breakfast meals so that you do not get bored with regular bread butter and sandwiches.

Junk Food
One of the famous names all over the world in the 21st century is “ Junk Food”. You can find junk food in every corner of the world. It is a type of food that contains hardly any nutritional value but is high in calories, salt, sugar and fats. People often confuse themselves with fast food and junk food. Not each fast food is junk food but yes almost every junk food is a portion of fast food.

Why is junk food not good?
Junk food lacks nutrition hence can lead to low energy levels in the body. This can result in difficulty to perform your daily task.

Especially in teenagers where there are a lot of hormonal changes. It is necessary to have a good and healthy diet plan. Teenagers more addicted to junk food often undergo depression due to lack of nutrition.

Stomach upset and acidity are common for people who depend more on junk food. Such foods are high in fats, spicy and often deep-fried. This can cause digestion problems and trigger acidity levels.

Junk food is popularly known for high sugar levels which may result in diabetes.

Such kinds of food are some of the major reasons for putting on the extra weight and higher cholesterol levels in the body. This can further lead to heart disease.

The prolonged eating of junk food can increase fatty deposits in the liver causing liver dysfunction. It makes it difficult for your liver to digest the food.

Most importantly junk food is always known as unhygienic food. They are often made from cheap food materials to increase the profit margin. In many cases, the cooked food is often left in an open atmosphere with no proper care which increases the number of bacteria on the food.

Nail Biting
First, it is one of the most unhygienic things to do. How well do you think it is to put your fingers in your mount? Imagine a person biting a nail and shaking hands with you. Will you ever allow him to shake hands? This behavior is common in children, teenagers as well as even adults. Every time when you put your finger in the mount, you welcome a lot of bacterias to have free passage in your body. This can result in health issues as our fingers are always exposed to nature and are often full of small bacteria.

Studies show that biting nails are often caused by stress, nervousness, boredom, hunger or insecurity. We all do it knowingly or unknowingly when we feel some of the above symptoms.

Why is biting a nail not good?
Most importantly it is unhygienic to put your fingers in the mount. They may carry a lot of bacteria inside your body which may cause various body sicknesses.

Biting nails often makes your nails grow weird and in many cases can also damage the tissues that support your nail.

Slipping your fingers while biting nails can cause damage to your gums. Which may result in injury to your gums and bleeding.

Small particles of nails always get inside your body when you bite them. This can cause digestion problems as nails are hard objects and not easy to digest.

How can one stop biting a nail?
One of the best ways to do that keeps your mount busy. Eating chewing gum will help your mount be busy in something else than biting nails.

Cut your nails shorter. If there are no extra nails left to bite you won’t feel enjoyable biting nails.

Wearing gloves is one of the best options and a good early start to get rid of biting nails.

Think what makes you trigger biting nails. Once you notice that, it will be much easier for you to work on it.

Not just smoking, drinking alcohol or drug use is bad for your health, there are several other bad things that we do in our daily life. Well, one can also add an active couch potato and eat too much on this list. So, remember your health reflects your habits, maybe good or bad.


About Tim Miller

Tim Miller, a professional Health Expert who loves sharing articles, blogs and the latest news on healthcare. Tim is an academic physician and author of various healthcare blogs. Tim covers a variety of topics that are backed up with guidelines, recommendations and personal experiences. His works include writing on topic related to health conditions, drugs and supplements, healthy living , family & pregnancy. Tim has been writing for AllMedsCare.com as a guest author since 2020.