Skip to main content

Everyday Habits That Can Damage Our Health



Giving up damaging habits can be difficult. It’s even more difficult to drop those that we normally think of as beneficial to us that in fact can do damage to our bodies.


TRIG
has put together a list of everyday habits that can cause more harm than good.

Preventing yourself from sneezing



© onedio
When we close our mouths and pinch our noses in an effort to prevent a sneeze, our intracranial pressure increases significantly. The blood flow to our brains is disrupted, and our blood vessels and nervous tissue are compressed. This can lead to headaches, damage to vessels, and even hearing problems. Never stop yourself from sneezing.


Source: livescience

Using perfume



© Constantin Film
Synthetic substances are often used to make perfume as they produce stronger scents and are cheaper than natural oils. These substances can cause dizziness, nausea, and drowsiness. They also irritate the eyes, throat, and skin. It’s a better idea to swap perfumes for essential oils or apply them only in a well-aired room.


Source: mnn, nrdc

Using a smartphone before going to bed




Artificial light at night suppresses production of the hormone melatonin that regulates sleep and wakefulness. Low melatonin can result in depression, cancer, obesity, heart diseases and fragile immune system. Thus going to sleep early is a reasonable choice to improve your health.


Source: curapelanatureza

Storing food in plastic containers



© depositphotos
Many plastic boxes contain artificial chemical substances, such as phthalate and bisphenol, that help to maintain their flexibility. If kept for a long time in plastic boxes, such substances can seep into food. Imbibing them can have an effect on the endocrine system.

It’s a much better idea to store food in containers made from glass, stainless steel, or ceramic material. Also, pay attention to the above symbols, as they provide useful information about how to use containers.


Source: nih, scientificamerican

Brushing your teeth right after eating



© Warner Bros
Dentists have long recommended that you should brush your teeth at least 30 minutes after eating. If possible, an hour is even better. Food and drink — especially those which are highly acidic — have an effect on the enamel of the tooth as well as the layer below it (dentin). The movement of your toothbrush pushes the acid deeper and closer to the dentin. This can lead to extreme sensitivity and damage the enamel.


Source: mayoclinic, karger, nytimes


Using antibacterial soap often



© Mike Mozart
A large number of useful bacteria live on the surface of our skin, playing a role in protecting our bodies. If we use antibacterial soap too often, we end up sterilizing our hands, which in turn creates opportunities for harmful bacteria to enter our bodies. Dermatologists recommend using antibacterial soap for cuts, scratches, and grazes. Don’t use it to wash your hands more than twice a week.


Source: fda, oup, elsevier

Wearing tight jeans



© Tony Meadows
Although they may be fashionable, tight jeans constantly press on your skin and nerve endings. This causes a constant feeling of discomfort that can lead to problems with the nervous system. As if that wasn’t bad enough, the reduced flow of air to your legs can cause itching and tingling, and ultimately make your legs go numb.


Source: bmj journal

Drinking freshly squeezed juice



© HannahWebb
Not everyone knows that freshly squeezed fruit juice is good for you only in small quantities. In the case of certain illnesses, juices can even cause serious harm to your body. For example, grape juice is not recommended for those who are overweight or who have diabetes. Moreover, juices are strong allergens. You should be careful about giving them to children: give them only small amounts, and, if possible, consult a doctor beforehand.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

KNUST New Grading System For Degrees And WASSCE 2021/2022

KNUST New Grading System 2021/2022, KNUST grading system for all programs, how to calculate your GPA, and KNUST grading system for WASSCE. The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Ghana grading system had been different from the other institutions in Ghana until sometime in 2010 when it was reviewed. While the rest were using the Grade Point Average system, KNUST stuck to Cumulative Weighted Average. Since the adoption of the GPA system, KNUST grading scale is usually reviewed once in a while to match the current academic situation of the country. Read on to find out more about the grading system for KNUST 2021/2022. Grading is important in every educational institution as it helps to rank the students and determine how each performs at the end of the study period. KNUST new grading system has been set to rank the students graduating from the university in this academic year. It is this set system that gives a first-class to one student, a second class upper, low

Meet 4 Kids That Were Sentenced To Life Imprisonment

These days, we get to see, and hear about a lot of really shocking and interesting stories about the lives of different people from all over the world. It's a common thing, to see different people being convicted and thrown into jail for a particular crime they had previously committed. But what about when you see a pretty young kid in the same position? In this article, I'll be bringing to your notice the story of a few kids who has been sentenced to life imprisonment. A lot of people actually do not know that kids, also get convicted and sent to prison just like adults when they are caught off guard for a committed crime. I mean, you'd probably think that kids can do no wrong because of their cute little faces and innocent looks. However, here are some kids who actually shocked the world with their cold blooded murders. PLEASE NOTE: Some of them are grown up now, and have become adults: 1. Lionel Tate This boy right here called Lionel Tate was just a little over 13 years

Cleaning Tips For Your Home that You Wish You Had Known Sooner

Unless you are a real life Shrek, a decent layer of dust, grease, mold, and stains in your house doesn’t add any charm. But cleaning your home doesn’t mean you will have to spend the day climbing to hard to reach places or rubbing your fingers raw trying to clean your cooktop. It’s all way easier than you think, all you need is some savvy, for example, a simple bar of soap can be a great air freshener for your drawers! The TRIG team loves when everything around is neat, and we have a bunch of priceless tips that cost almost no money and help us to easily facilitate the cleaning process. We can’t wait to share them and a little bonus with you! 1. Remove hard water stains on your faucet using vinegar. © cuteasafox.com Hard water stains on a faucet breed bacteria and look ugly. Here’s what you need to do to clean them. What to do: Soak a paper towel in vinegar. Wrap it around the faucet. Let it soak for 30 — 60 minutes. 2. Remove a tough stain from carpet using an iron. You will need : a

Akuffo-Addo has nothing to show for GH¢154bn debt - Mahama

  The Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr John Dramani Mahama, has accused President Nana Akufo-Addo of superintending over the borrowing of more money in four years than the country had borrowed since independence. He said while the country had accumulated a total debt stock of GH¢122 billion between 1957 and 2016, when he left office, President Akuffo-Addo had added about GH¢154 billion to the public debt in just four years. He said beyond the debt accumulations being high, the President and the governing party had virtually nothing to show for the increased fiscal burden that he has imposed on the economy through the debts. Addressing party supporters in a number of constituencies in the Northern Region as part of his campaign tour, Mr Mahama said the government had been reckless in the borrowing and utilization of funds. He challenged the government to show proof to Ghanaians of how it utilized the borrowed funds, stating that unlike his

6 Most Wicked Persons the World Has Ever Known

There are the height of wickedness unimaginable, below is the list of 6 inhumane sadistic, and brutal leaders the world has ever known 1.Adolf Hitler Born on April 20, 1889, Adolf Hitler rose to become one the most intelligent, creative and brutal, and sadistic dictators of the world has ever known. He was largely responsible and accountable for the holocaust and the Second World War that claimed millions of lives He believed that Jews were the root cause of all problems and set out to eliminate them. His actions resulted in the death of over 50 million people. A lot of Christians Even though he was the anti-Christ the bible was referring to. 2. Vlad the Impaler, Have you ever imagined the pain that a fish been impaled ready to be smoked with fire goes through, imagining now doing it to a human being? That was the typical case of Vlad the Impaler was also known as Vlad Dracula. He reigned as a prince three times between 1448 to 1462 and killed about 20% of the population. He pierced ca