Every day of our lives, since we become capable of managing ourselves, we operate under a certain routine. Many get up, put on their jogging...
Every day of our lives, since we become capable of managing ourselves, we operate under a certain routine.
Many get up, put on their jogging clothes, harness their dogs, and go for a walk. Others, before going to work, take some energizer for breakfast. Thus, each person throughout the day undertakes a series of activities that affect their health for better or for worse; and that is inevitable.
Many of those little things we do every day are so every day that we don't think they can be so bad for us. We owe this not only to ignorance but also to the information that comes to us through the media.
Now I suppose that I have penetrated deep in your curiosity, that is why below you will find several daily activities that many of us carry out without having a minimum idea of how harmful they can be.
1 The indiscriminate use of antibacterial soap
Since the use of antibacterial agents became popular, its continued use is normal with the false belief that it "frees" us from all kinds of bacteria and germs.
It turns out that it does indeed protect us from diseases, but it also takes with it beneficial microorganisms that live on our skin and protect us from some bacteria.
It is very good that you wash your hands and clean with antibacterials, but try not to become an obsession. Only normal soap and water are used for them.
2 Touch your face
Touching our face is as natural as smiling. What none of us could imagine is that it can make us sick.
Touching our eyes, mouth, forehead or cheeks is harmful. The reason is that sometimes we go to the bathroom and we do not wash our hands or grab money, we touch objects or surfaces that we do not know if they were cleaned. A Yes, we carry in them a number of germs that end up getting sick.
Ills like acne, flu, and even some stomach infections can be caused by touching our faces. The good news is that you can avoid this by washing your hands regularly throughout the day.
3 Consume drinking water
They may get us out of trouble; the problem is that you do not know how many of the people who have used them are currently with a contagious disease.
The problem is not the water itself, but the users. That is why it is recommended that you always carry a thermos with fresh drinking water available to quench your thirst when you need it.
4 Taking vitamins and supplements that you do not need or in an abusive way
It is "fashionable" to take care of our body through exercise routines, eating healthy, practicing sports, and even consuming vitamins or supplements. The thing is, especially the last 2 can be very bad for you.
What happens is that the reason is that the overdose of any type of supplement or vitamin can make you very sick and even be fatal. Here the data:
-Excess vitamin A can make your skin peel off and lose your hair.
-The abusive consumption of vitamin B12 can make you suffer from hives, loss of appetite, and decrease the potassium in your body.
-Excess vitamin C can make your digestive system sick.
-The abuse of vitamin E can cause abdominal pain, nausea, and even changes in blood clotting.
-Indiscriminate consumption of vitamin D can cause soft tissue calcification, decrease in desire to eat, nausea, fatigue, retain the growth, and ultimately affect the cardiovascular and renal systems.
5 Not taking care of the way we relate to our pets
We love our pets, we try to ensure that they have the best possible health and nutrition, not only for their health but also because they live with us.
The point is that sometimes we do not pay attention and we allow them to lick us, we hug them, we feed them with our hands and even with the cutlery with which we eat. If you add to the above that they shed hair, if they do not bathe and they are taken regularly to the vet, both dogs, cats, and birds can release a kind of dandruff that can generate allergies and skin diseases.
In the case of cats, it is known that you can contract toxoplasmosis from their feces, and dogs can pass you infections such as leptospirosis and salmonella, through their urine or the feces of dogs.
To avoid this, wash your hands properly, clean your food containers, toys, litter boxes, and beds properly.
6 Not going to the dentist often
The recommended visits are at least 2 times a year for cleaning and care. There are people who fear the dentist (I am one of them), but it is important since the mouth is a direct entry point for diseases. What's more, type 2 diabetes and heart disease are rooted in gum disease.
7 Defrost food at room temperature
Many of us tend to take food out of the freezer and let it defrost at whatever temperature you do at home.
The problem is that any food that tends to spoil soon like meat, fruits, or vegetables after 2 hours in this process will start to have bacteria. What you can do is use the microwave or let them defrost inside the refrigerator.
8 Do not give importance to minor cuts or scratches on the skin
The thing with those little cuts or scratches is that they can become infected. The process is simple, just clean them and put on gauze or a cure (bandage), apply a disinfectant cream and you will have less headache.
It is important that now that you know that these actions can be the cause of some diseases, you consult your doctor for greater security.