Did you know that one of the activities you do every day is dangerous to your health and ultimately shortens your lifespan?
And here’s the really disturbing part:
It can actually kill you.
Your Everyday Life
If it feels like you’re always on the run, chances are you are. From commuting to work (at least in urban areas) to squeezing in a lunch break, meeting with clients and colleagues, taking care of errands, and squeezing in a workout, everyday life is busy.
And while keeping your schedule packed with activities may seem like the ideal way to live, it’s the exact opposite.
In today’s world, it can be challenging to find a balance. Many of us are overworked and overextended. We often spend long hours at the office, leaving little time for our personal lives. This can lead to stress levels that remain consistently high and negatively impact lives.
To maintain a healthy balance, many people have adopted a routine involving regular exercise and other activities to promote well-being. Unfortunately, one of these activities could be putting your health at risk.
Studies show that some people who perform this one activity for a long period can suffer irreparable harm and even death.
Which activity do YOU think it is? (Pick one below.)
- Stress – a normal response to perceived threatening events.
- Sitting for an extended period may increase your risk of developing diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and other conditions.
- Snacking – eating between meals.
- Microwaving in the workplace – microwaves cook vegetables unevenly and can cause some of their nutrients to break down.
Let me know if you got it right, ok?
When it comes to staying healthy, you can have a healthy body without having to unplug from technology every time you get a chance forcefully. One of the most important things to do is to break up your routine with breaks.
Prolonged use of electronic devices can lead to eye strain and fatigue. And reduce your ability to focus but also put your health at risk. There are ways to resist the urge to check your phone or other electronic devices while on the go.
If you struggle, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by modern life’s pace and get lost. You may find that you can’t keep up with constant contact with loved ones, working, and running around. Take a step back and focus on some healthy habits you can implement to give yourself more room for self-care.
And when you do, it will help you be better prepared to face work demands, relationships, and life.
Rick Kaselj, MS
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