In developed countries around the world, the improvements in healthcare have been rapid and significant. But with each passing year comes new challenges. In this blog post, we are going to take a closer focus on bad health habits which have grown over the past few year
Of course, solutions are also being found to help out. For example, vaping has only been around as an alternative to smoking for the past few years. Now, there are all sorts of e juice flavours to choose from. But here are some of the challenges which continue to affect many people.
A Sedentary Lifestyle Caused By Binge Watching
The term ‘binge watching’ has only been around for a few years, but it has become particularly popular since the dawn of Netflix and other streaming services. Unfortunately, the more TV you watch, the longer you are going to be sitting down during the day. And this increases your odds of becoming overweight and developing conditions like type 2 diabetes.
At the same time, many people snack heavily when they are sitting in front of the TV. The 2/30 rule is a good one to follow which suggests that you watch no more than two hours of television per day and engage in at least 30 minutes of physical exercise.
Eating Unhealthy Food Caused By Delivery Services
There are so many food delivery services out there these days that it is highly tempting to order meals straight after work. However, you are much more likely to eat things which are leaden with negative substances like fat, salt etc. This is closely associated with putting on weight and a build-up of cholesterol in your body, which, in turn, increases the risk of health issues such as diabetes and heart conditions.
You should get into a habit of preparing more of your own meals on a regular basis. Even if you have limited time on your hands, you could still make a big batch of a health meal and put it in the freezer to have throughout the week.
Getting Sunburned Caused By Travelling All the Time
The affordability of flights these days make it much more likely that you are going on more international holidays every year. When you go on these vacations, if you find yourself looking like a lobster every time due to sunburn, you could be doing untold damage to your skin.
Prolonged sun exposure can cause damage to the skin which can never be repaired or replaced. And this can, in turn, lead to various forms of skin cancer. Avoid lying out in the sun for hours on end and make sure that you always wear sunscreen. Schedule a skin health check with a dermatologist if you are concerned.
Though there are many more potential health problems that we could discuss, these are just a few of the main ones which are caused by our modern lifestyles. Be ready to spot the warning signs and make lifestyle adjustments as necessary.