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Mistakes that the Healthiest of People Often Make

March 30, 2023

This collaborative post explores common healthy living mistakes. If you want to be as healthy as possible, this is your guide.

Black lady wondering if she is making mistakes in her healthy living journey

Being healthy isn’t easy, but knowing that even the healthiest of people still make mistakes is important.

If you want to make sure that you do not fall victim to these pitfalls, then keep on reading.

Not Sleeping Enough

If you do not sleep enough, this is a healthy living mistake that can lead to you being grumpy and distracted.

You may also find it very hard to focus. That being said, you have to remember that long-term sleep loss is linked to various health conditions.

This can include heart disease, obesity and diabetes. You may also have issues with your immune system, alongside anxiety.

As an adult, you need to make sure that you are getting between 7-9 hours of sleep. Kids and teenagers need even more than this.

If you have a hard time sleeping at night, then do not be afraid to have a chat with your doctor.

not drinking enough water is a healthy living mistake

Not Taking Out Medical Insurance

Are you wondering how to make the most out of your health or safeguard your health for the future?

Then it is imperative that you take out medical insurance so that you can pay for that visit to the urgent care center or get that lump checked out sooner rather than later.

Getting started with Medicare is very easy, and there are plenty of online guides out there that you can use to try and understand the process, so don’t be afraid to look into them.

Not Drinking Enough Water

Your body sends out signals whenever you are hungry or even thirsty.

It’s easy to confuse the two, though. The next time you find yourself snacking, you need to try and have a glass of water first.

Some of the other signs that you need to drink more include having dry eyes or a dry mouth.

It is a healthy living mistake you could easily make, so be sure to monitor your water intake.

You may also not be going to the bathroom as much as you should be, so keep that in mind.

avoid these healthy living mistakes

Sitting Down Too Much

If you sit down too much, then you may be putting yourself at a higher risk of heart disease, cancer or various other health-related diseases.

Try and make sure that you are not lounging for more than 6 hours a day, and also break up any sitting spells you have with a few minutes of walking.

Evidence shows that if you can get an hour of physical activity a day, then this can combat the effects of sitting down for too long.

sitting too much is a healthy living mistake

Brushing After You Eat

If possible, you need to try and wait an hour after you eat to brush your teeth. This is especially the case if you are eating something acidic.

The main reason for this is that acid can soften the enamel on your teeth, and if you brush right after, you may be damaging them.

If you want to do something about this, you need to swill your mouth with water or chew some gum while you wait for the enamel on your teeth to harden again.

You can then brush your teeth as normal. 

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Editing by AskAwayHealth Team


All AskAwayHealth articles are written by practising Medical Practitioners on various healthcare conditions to promote quality healthcare. 

The advice in our material is not meant to replace a qualified healthcare practitioner’s management of your specific condition.
Don’t hesitate to contact a health practitioner to discuss your condition or reach us directly 

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