8 Health Mistakes You Didn’t Know You’re Making

Skipping breakfast, forgetting to floss, using cotton buds to clean ears etc. are some of the most common health mistakes that everyone makes. But these common health mistakes could lead to more serious health problems. Below are the 8 mistakes people make when it comes to their health.

1. SKIPPING BREAKFAST

It is claimed that skipping breakfast helps us lose weight. But new research shows that breakfast skipping can lead to increased risk of obesity and heart disease. It has been found that those who skip breakfast have a 27% higher risk of heart disease than those who eat breakfast regularly.

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2. MICROWAVING FOOD IN A PLASTIC CONTAINER

Plastic containers often turns cloudy after running through the dishwasher or heating them in a microwave. It’s because the plastic wears down over time and when they are exposed to hard use or high temperatures like in microwaves or dishwashers, it can release cancer-causing chemicals into food. It’s safe to transfer prepared foods into a glass container before heating them in the microwave.

3. EATING IN FRONT OF THE TV

Eating while sitting in front of the TV could lead to excess weight gain and obesity. According to one research, people who eat while watching TV tend to consume more than 25 per cent more calories later in the day as a result.

4. NOT WASHING HANDS PROPERLY

According to research, six seconds is the average length of time people spend washing their hands. But this is not long enough to effectively remove bacteria. For an effective hand wash, you should scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds.

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