Monday, December 20, 2010

WOMEN’S WORST HEALTH HABIT REAVELED.~



WOMEN’S WORST HEALTH HABIT REAVELED.Are you a behind-the-wheel texter?Never floss?Sleep deprived?You’re not alone, but here’s how to break the cycle of these bad habits.

I DON’T EVEN HAVE A DOCTOR!
I don't even have a doctor!
You may feel great now, but you need to ward off future troubles with annual screens. Measuring your weight, cholesterol and blood pressure can remind you to eat well and exercise.Sexually active woman also need a Pap smear test and sexually-transmitted disease screening. 

I AM ALWAYS IN 3-TO-5INCH HEELS
Regularly stepping out in stilettos can lead to bunions, hammertoe and hip and back pain.Pick shoes with 2-inch heels, maximum, and wide-toe box; commute in supportive flats.

 I’M A TOTAL CAFFEINE JUNKIE
Moderation is key when it comes to caffeine consumption.Most experts consider 200mg to 300mg daily to be a safe amount.Higher doses may cause anxiety and headaches. You can cut back gradually by going half caffeine with your morning coffee and swap your afternoon brew for water.

I SLEEP ONLY SIX HOUR EACH NIGHT
I sleep only six hour each night
On average, we need eight hours of sleep each evening. Your growing sleep debt may increase your chances of developing insulin resistance or hypertension and gaining weight.Maintain a consistent schedule of bedtimes and wake times, even on weekends, to establish a healthy regimen.

I DON’T REALLY FLOS OFTEN
Flossers-come-lately allow bacteria to collect under their gums and between teeth, where their brushes can’t reach.The build up can lead to periodontitis, and infection linked to heart disease.If you are too tired at the end of the day, stash some in the shower and floss after your morning lather and rinse.

I PUMP UP MY MP3 ALL DAY LONG
I pump up my MP3 all day long
Listening to loud music for extended periods may raise the risk for hearing loss.If you pop in earbuds for up to two hours a day, you can listen a a maximum of three quarters of the volume bar safely, say experts.To drown out your surroundings, try noise cancelling headphones. 

I USE THE PHONE 24/7, EVEN AT THE WHEEL
Utilising messaging devices while driving quadruples your risk of crashing, studies show.Keep your phone on silent both when on the road or walking about; if you have to use it, pull over to the side, out of the way of auto and foot traffic.

SOURCE : Nature and Health


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