5 Healthy Habits That Are Actually Unhealthy

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?

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