11 things we do everyday that silently damage our body
Believe it or not, all of these every day things we use or do, are not doing us any favor. For some of them, like sitting at work, we can barely do anything. Modern technology, lifestyle, fashion and dieting have made us their slaves, so it’s very hard to change our habits and lead a different way of life. The question is how much are able to get rid of these things that we do every day in order to live a healthier life?
1 Constant sitting shortens your life
Even though some people exercise regularly, studies show that those who sit at work all the time have a higher chance of heart disease and cancer, as opposed to those that stand at work.
2 Wearing tight jeans can damage your nerves
Extremely tight pants can damage the hemorrhagic pinched nerve. The consequences can lead to tingling in the legs, acute pain, and sensitivity to heat, etc. In the worst cases, constant wearing of tight pants can lead to atrophy of the tissue of the legs.
3 Ties cause glaucoma
Studies have shown that adjusting the tie increases the pressure in the eyes, which is a major cause of glaucoma. Unfortunately, most businessmen wear ties at work as part of their dressing code, even though over eighty percent of them said that they find ties very uncomfortable.
4 Washing machines are full of bacteria
Studies have found ten percent of Escherichia coli and over sixty percent fecal bacteria are present in washing machines. All of it transfers to your clothes. Public laundry machines are even filthier.
5 Washing your teeth after eating destroys the tooth enamel
The acid from food softens the enamel and brushing immediately after eating can only do more damage. It is best to wash your teeth before your meal and afterwards just rinse your mouth and teeth with water.
6 Sleeping with your bra on destroys the body
There is a belief that sleeping with bras on keeps the breasts firm but the reality is that women who sleep with a bra, have less melatonin in the body. Besides that, the pressure from the bra disturbs your sleep and thus destroys immunity. Sleeping with a bra on can cause changes in the menstrual cycle also.
7 Sleep with “night” light on destroys the brain
Scientists have determined that sleeping with the lights on significantly affects the brain when it comes to weight gain, depression, and a reduced level of melatonin. Your body slows down when the room is dark and gets prepared for rest. The light only gives signals to your body that the resting hours are not even near.
8 Artificial sweeteners cause obesity
Studies have shown that those who ate saccharine gained more weight than those who ate sucrose or sugar. Artificial sweeteners stimulate the body to begin secreting enzymes.
9 Vitamin C in candies and chewing gums actually erodes the teeth
Vitamin C is actually a scorbic acid that softens the tooth enamel, which leads to further damage, especially when hard candies are constantly chewed.
10 Piercings can seriously damage your nerves and brain
Piercing any part of your can damage the nerve that connects the nerves responsible for sensation with the corresponding centers in the brain. Badly placed piercing can upset the connection and can cause dizziness.
11 The laser printer is more dangerous than smoking
Almost 40 percent of laser printers emit particles of toner which when inhaled by the lungs, do the same damage as cigarette smoke. Constant exposure can cause diseases that are commonly found in miners working in the coal mines.