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5 Habits that are as harmful as smoking

By:Himanshu Sharma, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Oct 15, 2015
You may be right to think that smoking is very harmful for the heart, but there are some everyday habits that can be just as bad. Don’t waste any more time and reverse these unhealthy habits today.
  • 1

    Colas, sodas and fizzy drinks

    Soft drinks do more harm than you realise.  Colas, sodas and other fizzy beverages not only deprive us of calcium, but also up the risk of obesity, heart diseases, diabetes, psychological problems, liver conditions, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

    Colas, sodas and fizzy drinks
  • 2

    Staying up late

    When you stay up late or pull off all-nighters, your body’s productivity gets affected. Sleep deprivation makes you cranky and inefficient and also causes health risks such as high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes and obesity.

    Staying up late
  • 3

    Loud music

    Music soothes, but should not be loud! Keeping it loud is an invitation for hearing loss in adolescence. Lower that volume for good and limit the number of hours you plug in your earphones.

    Loud music
  • 4

    Skipping breakfast

    Breakfast gives your body fuel for the day, makes you smarter, keeps weight in check and offers many health benefits. If you don’t eat in the morning, your body’s metabolism runs low, increasing your weight, making you feel sluggish and thus, affecting your health.

    Skipping breakfast
  • 5

    Binge drink

    Alcohol is good so long as you drink only a glass or two. When consumed in excess, it can be quite similar to poison. It can give you cancer, damage your liver, lower bone density and interfere with mental health. So, if you drink, keep it to just two serves.

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    Binge drink
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