It’s probably fair to say that fitness has truly become a trend these days. We’re not saying that staying in shape or being fit is a new thing in any way. Of course that has been a popular notion since the dawn of time, but fitness as a way of life, as a style almost has definitely come into the forefront in the last couple of days. It probably has something to do with the invention and popularization of athleisure, which a lot of people have a lot of views and opinions about, but hey, if it gets people to pay more attention to what they eat and gets them moving more, we’re all for it. So if you want to jump on the bandwagon and be more healthy, you should probably be aware of these 10 habits that damage our health without us even noticing.
1. Buying Cheap Sunglasses
We’re all guilty of buying cheap sunglasses. After all, we know we’ll probably end up sitting on them or losing them on vacation, so we don’t see the point in investing into a good pair. However, the cheap glasses are made of cheap plastic that doesn’t actually protect our eyes from harmful UV rays. What’s even scarier is that because sunglasses provide shade, it causes our pupils to dilate ( instead of contracting in the sunlight) and receive an even bigger dose of harmful ultraviolet, which can damage our eye, cause cataract, and in the worst case scenario can even result in cancer. So do yourself a favor and invest into a good pair of sunglasses, but if you can’t afford that you’re probably better off just skipping sunglasses altogether instead of buying the cheap ones.
2. Crossing Your Legs
How often do you cross your legs when sitting down? Chances are you don’t even notice it. You just do it, it’s second nature to you. But sitting with your legs crossed creates hypertension and can actually lead to the development of varicose veins and even serious nerve damage. So next time you catch yourself switching up your legs when sitting cross legged, perhaps make a conscious effort to just sit with both of your feet firmly planted on the floor.
3. Eating At Your Desk At Work
Lots of people do this in order to save time and get more done, but that doesn’t mean it’s good for you. First of all, the office isn’t meant for food consumption. People have various allergies you could trigger with your food, and also, smells travel very quickly and it’s just simply rude to eat at your desk and make other people smell your food. But even if you don’t care about the rules of etiquette and common sense, you might care about the fact that offices accumulate tons of bacteria that aren’t good for your digestive tract.