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The Bad Habits That’ll Impact Your Health The Most

No-one’s perfect. We all have bad habits, things that we wish we could put behind us. The problem with many of these bad habits is that they only impact our lives marginally, not quite enough to really take seriously. A mild tendency towards procrastination is annoying, sure, but it’s not going to derail our lives too much. But then there are the other bad habits, the ones that can impact our lives. Take the ones that’ll impact your health, for example. Below, we’ll run through some of the habits you’ll want to put behind you, for the sake of your physical (and mental) wellbeing.

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Sitting All The Time

It’s usually only many decades after something that we realise how bad it is. Everyone was smoking in the 1950s, but today that seems ridiculous. So what will future generations say about us? Most likely, it’ll be that we’re far too sedentary. We’re just always sitting down, and that can have serious long-term consequences for our health. So what can we do? It’s pretty simple — stand up and get moving more often. Even a little bit of exercise, such as a brisk thirty minute walk, can do wonders for our health.

Nightly Drinking

Just because something is socially acceptable, that doesn’t mean that it’s good for us. Here in the UK, many people drink more than they should — and this has only gotten worse since the coronavirus pandemic began. Alas, while the odd tipple isn’t going to do too much harm, there’s no avoiding the fact that alcohol is a poison that will impact your health. While it can be difficult to give up, the lockdown is actually a good time to get started, since no pubs are open. You’ll begin to feel the positive impact of your decision within a few days — and it’ll only get better from there.

Smoking Tobacco

The health risks of smoking are well understood, yet that hasn’t been enough to get people to quit. It’s not that they don’t want to quit — the issue is that tobacco contains nicotine, which is addictive. Fortunately, there are things you can do to put the habit behind you. One popular method is to switch to vaping. Find a good device, pick a flavour, and explore the great range of coils from Time2Vape, so that you’re always able to vape — it’ll make you less likely to spark up. As with giving up drinking, you’ll notice the benefits pretty soon. 

Takeout Temptation

Oh, food. Is there anything better? Sometimes, no. While it can be fun to get a delicious takeout meal from time to time, if you’re relying on takeaway restaurants for too many of your meals, then you can’t be surprised if you’re not as healthy as you could be. Most takeaway spots are in the business of delivering delicious food, not healthy food. Instead, learn the joy of cooking. You’ll be much healthier if you’re preparing delicious meals using fresh and good-for-you ingredients, rather than ordering another takeout meal. 

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