12 Common Bathroom Habits That Could Be Endangering Your Health

5Taking gadgets in to the bathroom

These days almost all of us take our gadgets along with us into the bathroom. While we wash our hands after using the toilet, we do not wash our phones, and we might take the same phone to our lunch table.

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What to do instead:

Keeping a game in the bathroom is a good way to keep you from getting bored. Try, keeping a Rubik’s cube, but remember to wash it.

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6Using a towel for your face

It doesn’t matter if you keep a special towel for your face because each time you use the same towel to dry your face and then leave it wet it becomes the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. This can be especially dangerous for people with skin problems.

What to do instead:

Instead of having just one or two towels for your face, use disposable ones which you wouldn’t have to wash after using. This will also keep your skin clean and safe from germs.

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7Leaving wet towels hanging in the bathroom

The bacteria and humidity in the bathroom makes it the worst place to leave your towel. Hanging your towel in the bathroom after drying yourself is by no means a good idea.

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What to do instead:

Dry your wet towel out in a fresh spot, possibly out in the sun. Change your towel after each time after bathing and never use a damp towel to dry yourself.

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8Sitting on the toilet longer than 15 minutes

We sometimes, end up sitting on the toilet for longer than we intend to because we got engrossed in reading a book or playing a game. Researchers have stated that this is a very unhealthy habit, as it puts extra pressure on the veins which then produce hemorrhoids which can lead to bleeding.

What to do instead:

Only use your toilet when you have a real need for it and try not to take any gadgets or books in with you which will keep you pre-occupied.

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