Bad habits will leave a bad impact on you in the long run. Leave them behind to lead a better life.


Habits are behaviors you pick up over a long period of time. Some habits are good, like waking up in the morning, brushing your teeth twice a day, or choosing salad more often than a cheeseburger. 

Of course, none of us are perfect and can sometimes acquire bad habits throughout our lives. Choosing a burger is rewarding once in a while, but perhaps not every day. A build-up of bad habits can only lead to problems later in life. Find out if you have bad habits below.

Not exercising
Exercising is proven to be a great activity to keep the body healthy and fit. Spending time in the gym a few days a week will help boost your energy and keep your heart healthy. On a bonus point, exercising will help you regulate your emotions, leaving you with a clear mind and vision. 

Not all exercises need to be heavy. You can start small, like riding a bike to work instead of driving your car or taking the stairs instead of the elevator. It's your choice.

Not getting enough sleep

Courtesy of Unsplash/Sammy Williams

A good night's sleep is the biggest gift your morning can give you. And your mind will thank you too! A lack of or poor quality sleep can reduce your focus and impair your judgment and decision-making, hence disturbing your activities during the day. It's best to sleep at least 7 to 9 hours every day and leave your screen devices away from your bed.

Not drinking enough water
As water makes up the majority of our body composition, it is important for us to continually replenish our bodies by hydrating ourselves. Our bodies work hard for us throughout the day, so it's best to reward them with an adequate amount of water. If good old plain water tastes bland for you, try refreshing your drink by adding ice and slices of cucumber, lemon, berries, or other fruits!

Sitting down for too long and slouching
People tend to slouch when they sit for too long, which will only lead to bad back posture and spine deformities. The altered spine will affect the body's stability, balance, and flexibility in the long run. Always remember to stretch and correct your posture at least every hour to prevent yourself from slouching for long.

Eating too much junk food
As anyone can agree, junk food has got to be one of the most delicious yet unhealthiest foods to indulge in. Despite its amazing flavors, eating too much junk food can lead to unsavory diseases, including diabetes and heart disease, as they are high in fat and sugar. 

When you feel like binging, try opting for fruits instead of french fries or juice instead of soda. That way, you can still snack and feel full, but with a lower calorie intake! 

Having too much screen time

Browsing on a smartphone
Courtesy of Unsplash/Paul Hanaoka

In this digital era, most of us tend to be too consumed by our phones for whatever purpose. However, spending too much time looking at a screen, whether it be a phone, computer, tablet, or others, is not good for our eyes and, worse yet, our mental well-being. 

Try switching your digital habits to something more safe for the eyes and mind during entertainment hours, like reading, painting, and exercising. It also helps to turn off notifications, track your daily screen time, and commit to it.

#THE S MEDIA #Media Milenial #Bad habits #Drinking water #Exercise