10 everyday habits that can damage our health

There are certain things you do every day. You brush your teeth, go to work, cook meals, and sleep. These are common, ordinary, everyday activities. Who would think that even the ordinary activities could damage your health?

Being educated even in the mundane things of life is extremely important. Below are 10 everyday habits that may damage your health. Check them out and see if they are damaging yours.

1. Sitting

Many people have jobs that require they sit, but do you sit even more when you get home? The Mayo Clinic says that people who sit in front of a screen for recreation more than four hours a day have more than a 50 percent increased risk of death. If you have to sit for work, try standing at every opportunity you get or try taking a walk at lunch to break up the pace.

2. Cleaning the kitchen

“Cleanliness is indeed next to godliness” is an old saying; yet if the way you’re cleaning the kitchen is to take a wet sponge or towel and simply wipe the surfaces, WebMD says you’re doing more harm than good. You are creating an environment that bacteria loves to live in. Instead, microwave your wet rag or sponge for 60 seconds before wiping the surfaces, killing any bacteria that may have been in it.

3. Drinking water

What? Aren’t you supposed to drink eight 8-ounce glasses a day? WebMD says to drink when you are thirsty. If you drink too much water, you can dilute the sodium in the blood, creating other health issues.

4. Brushing teeth

Yes, this needs to be done every day, just with a little less vigor. Brushing the teeth too hard or too often can wear through the enamel and cause gum recession according to WebMD.

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