Stop doing it if you don’t want to hurt yourself.
Disease prevention is much better and easier than cure. And prevention also includes our daily habits. However, in the pursuit of good health and beauty, people often forget that strong and fanatical zeal is not always rewarded with great results.
Here are five habits that only seem healthy. In fact, they seriously endanger your life and health, so be very, very careful with them.
1. Too much water
Drinking water is good. Nobody argues. A sufficient amount of water drunk per day improves skin condition, maintains the health of internal organs and does not allow us to become dehydrated. But this does not mean that you need to drink six liters a day.
Drinking too much water can lead to a dangerous condition called hyponatremia. As a result of too much water in the blood, sodium levels drop. This leads to water intoxication. Yes. Water can also be poisonous. Without replacement of electrolytes such as sodium and potassium, a person develops cerebral edema, which can lead to death.
2. Obsession with healthy eating
Orthorexia is an obsession with “clean eating,” a serious eating disorder. A person with orthorexia is especially preoccupied with having really healthy food in their body, unhealthily obsessed with the quality of food. He thinks a lot about which foods are healthier than others, switches to veganism, believing that animal products are harmful to the body.
Orthorexia has serious consequences that lead to malnutrition and other serious health consequences, experts say.
3. Too much exercise
The fun of exercise is to make us healthier, tighten our muscles, reduce stress levels and burn extra calories. But exercising beyond measure only harms our bodies and can have long-term consequences. When exercising, it is important to go a little outside of your comfort zone. And it’s normal to feel pain and fatigue for a while.
But problems begin when we do not give the body a rest. The body needs time to recover, become stronger and adapt to physical stress. Training without rest is stressful for the body.
4. Intermittent fasting for illness
Diets and intermittent fasting are not bad, they can help. But people who have health problems should not get involved in them without consulting a doctor. Especially for people with diabetes. Intermittent fasting lowers a person’s blood sugar, so medications need to be adjusted to avoid hypoglycemia.
Changes in diet on a daily basis will also require medication adjustments to keep glucose levels within the acceptable range.
5. Dietary supplements without brains
Dietary supplements taken without consulting a doctor are like prescribing antibiotics. Every year, thousands of people have problems precisely because of the mindless use of dietary supplements. Starting from vitamins and ending with probiotics — all these products require consultation with a doctor when introduced into the diet, otherwise you risk getting sick.
What good habits do you have?