On everyday basis, we do many things we are not aware of, and those things might not have a good effect on our health in general, and we keep repeating them until we end up with a problem. To avoid potential problems start changing your bad habits today.  Here are some of them...

1 - DRINKING COFFEE RIGHT AFTER YOU WAKE UP

All over the world, people are commonly doing this but actually they shouldn’t. Why? Because body is producing a hormone of stress – cortisol, and production of this hormone is high in the morning, and caffeine mess this process. Caffeine makes your body relies on caffeine more, in order to give you energy boost,  instead of letting your body do it naturally. So if you are a coffee lover, try to have your first coffee at least 2 hours after you wake up.

2 - TOPPING OFF YOUR CONTACT LENSES SOLUTION

When a contact lens soaks in the solution for a while, the mix loses the substance – biocide, that kills bacteria so it becomes useless as a disinfector. Always fill the lenses case with fresh solution for proper disinfection, and never use the same fluid more than once.

3 - HOLDING IN A SNEEZE

For whatever reason, a lot of people hold and squeeze it while sneezing. Actually this action can be very dangerous – having an air tramped between your lungs, potentially breaking your eardrum, ballooning the blood vessels in your brain. When bacteria and dust come into our nose, sneezing is a natural way to defend our bodies, and we shouldn’t interrupt this process. So don’t squeeze your nose while sneezing, just cover it with a napkin or your hands.

4 - BRINGING ELECTRONICS INTO BED WITH YOU

Watching the movie, scrolling your social media, or playing games right before sleeping is more harmful than you think. The light from the phone screen that shines directly into our eyes decreases the production of a hormone that regulates our sleep – melatonin. It will also make you feel more tired next morning, and affect your concentration. Keep your phone away from your bed during bedtime, instead if you really want to do something take a book to read or something else that can relax you before sleep.

5 - NOT USING COLD WATER IN THE END YOUR SHOWER

No one is a big fan of cold showers, but doing it you can improve your skin condition, blood circulation, lymphatic flow, immune flow, stimulate weight loss and reduce stress. Include this into your every day routine at the end of the shower, starting with a normal warm shower, and in the end turn the water cold for  30 seconds.

6 - DEFROSTING MEAT UNDER HOT WATER OR ROOM TEMPERATURE

Bacteria which was in the meat before it was frozen starts to multiply as soon as it gets warmer than 40F. To prevent that happening plan your cooking ahead and try to defrost your meat in the refrigerator, but if you can’t wait that long put the meat in a leak-proof package, and put it in cold water to defrost.

7 - LOOKING AT YOUR PHONE FOR HOURS

Doing this every day for hours you can get neck deformation called text neck. This bent position can lead you to a stiff neck, muscular weakness and headaches. To avoid this, bring your phone up to your eye level, take breaks from your phone and stretch your neck to maintain your posture.

8 - DRYING HANDS USING HAND DRYER

Choosing to dry your hands using a hand dryer over a paper towel or tissue is not a cleaner choice. Whoever told you that hand dryers are more sanitary than paper towels for sure is not an expert in this field. Rubbing your hands under a machine that drawns in toilet air, you are exposing your hands to large numbers or bacteria you are not even aware of, and they are existing in the toilet air, so go to the paper towel instead.

9 - SHELLING SEEDS WITH YOUR TEETH

The proper way to shell seeds is using your hands, not with your teeth, you can damage them. Seeds outer has a hard shell, it can hurt your teeth and gums, and also lead to problems with cracked teeth from shelling seeds. Save your teeth, and avoid any action which might make you a problem with your oral health.

10 - TOUCHING YOUR FACE AND EYE RUBBING

If you are touching your face too often, you can get the whole variety of different skin infections including eczema, acne, herpes and many more. Rubbing your eyes with your hands brings many bacteria to your eyes, and might cause conjunctivitis – eyes infection followed with tearing, burning and inflammation.