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10 Health Sins: Are you Guilty of These?

posted in Health & Fitness
02/23/2014
  • Not Stretching Before Working Out
According to the American Council on Exercise (ACE), static stretching before workouts can actually hinder performance without decreasing the risk of injury. 

Offense Level: Misdemeanor. Even a brief walk is better than going straight into your workout.
    Not Stretching Before Working Out
    According to the American Council on Exercise (ACE), static stretching before workouts can actually hinder performance without decreasing the risk of injury.

    Offense Level: Misdemeanor. Even a brief walk is better than going straight into your workout.
  • Not Flossing Your Teeth

 Flossing is important to remove plaque from between the teeth, and it also helps prevent gum disease and cavities. 

Offense Level: Minor. While daily flossing is ideal, don't lose sleep if you miss a day. Brush well and get in there the next day.
    Not Flossing Your Teeth

    Flossing is important to remove plaque from between the teeth, and it also helps prevent gum disease and cavities.

    Offense Level: Minor. While daily flossing is ideal, don't lose sleep if you miss a day. Brush well and get in there the next day.

  • Drinking Soda

 One of the study links diet soda drinkers with a higher risk of stroke, and another study suggests that there’s a link between diet soda consumption and depression. 

 
Offense Level: Misdemeanor. While not the worst thing you can do for your health, water is always the way to go.
    Drinking Soda

    One of the study links diet soda drinkers with a higher risk of stroke, and another study suggests that there’s a link between diet soda consumption and depression.


    Offense Level: Misdemeanor. While not the worst thing you can do for your health, water is always the way to go.
  • Missing A Birth Control Pill
 
Offense Level: Misdemeanor. For optimal protection, it's best to make sure you're on the ball when it comes to your BC.
    Missing A Birth Control Pill

    Offense Level: Misdemeanor. For optimal protection, it's best to make sure you're on the ball when it comes to your BC.
  • Popping Too Many Over-The-Counter Pain Relievers

It’s recommended to see your doctor if you’re taking over-the-counter medications for longer than 10 days for pain and longer than three days for fever. 

Offense Level: Felony. Don't discount the power of OTC medications.
    Popping Too Many Over-The-Counter Pain Relievers

    It’s recommended to see your doctor if you’re taking over-the-counter medications for longer than 10 days for pain and longer than three days for fever.

    Offense Level: Felony. Don't discount the power of OTC medications.


  • Eating Lunch At Your Desk

Offense Level: Minor. Because there are pros and cons to eating at your desk, this one isn't a biggie. Just try to get away from your desk for a mental and physical work break most days, and keep your desk area as clean as possible for the times you eat at your desk!
    Eating Lunch At Your Desk

    Offense Level: Minor. Because there are pros and cons to eating at your desk, this one isn't a biggie. Just try to get away from your desk for a mental and physical work break most days, and keep your desk area as clean as possible for the times you eat at your desk!
  • Adding Sugar To Your Coffee

 The American Heart Association recommends limiting the amount of added sugars you consume to no more than 100 calories per day, or about 6 teaspoons of sugar.

Offense Level: Minor. As far as vices go, there are worse offenses.
    Adding Sugar To Your Coffee

    The American Heart Association recommends limiting the amount of added sugars you consume to no more than 100 calories per day, or about 6 teaspoons of sugar.

    Offense Level: Minor. As far as vices go, there are worse offenses.
  • Skipping Breakfast

It's an opportunity to get loads of nutrition, right off the bat in the morning, but it can help you later in the day.
 
Offense Level: Felony. The studies (and moms) don't lie: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
    Skipping Breakfast

    It's an opportunity to get loads of nutrition, right off the bat in the morning, but it can help you later in the day.

    Offense Level: Felony. The studies (and moms) don't lie: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

  • Drinking Alcohol Every Day

 It looks that you certainly don’t need to give up all of your hot toddies to stay in ship shape, but make sure you're exercising moderation in your drinking.

Offense Level: Minor. While binge drinking is a no-no, drinking in moderation can be good for your health.
    Drinking Alcohol Every Day

    It looks that you certainly don’t need to give up all of your hot toddies to stay in ship shape, but make sure you're exercising moderation in your drinking.

    Offense Level: Minor. While binge drinking is a no-no, drinking in moderation can be good for your health.

  • Using Your Tech Gadgets or Watching TV Before Bed

 
Offense Level: Minor. If you have trouble drifting off, give your gadgets a shut-down well before bed. If you're not having troubles falling or staying asleep, don't lose sleep over it.
    Using Your Tech Gadgets or Watching TV Before Bed


    Offense Level: Minor. If you have trouble drifting off, give your gadgets a shut-down well before bed. If you're not having troubles falling or staying asleep, don't lose sleep over it.


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