COLUMN: 3 bad habits that can ruin any healthy lifestyle

Every single one of us, whether we like to admit it or not, have some sort of bad habit that we can't ever seem to shake off.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 4th May 2018, 11:57 am
Updated Friday, 4th May 2018, 12:01 pm
65% per cent of people admit they don't notice their bad habits
65% per cent of people admit they don't notice their bad habits

This might not seem like a big problem in the short-term, however certain habits, if continued, can really start to dictate people’s daily lives.

It doesn’t help that more than 65% of people admit they don’t notice their bad habits until they are pointed out by others and most people don’t realise that many of these bad habits can have big consequences for their future if left unaddressed.

Missing Breakfast

Breakfast truly is the most crucial meal of the day. Skipping breakfast in the morning can affect your blood sugar levels, weight and energy levels - which not only impacts your day, but also your long-term wellbeing. Whether you eat a bowl of cereal, a slice of bread or a Sunday roast (if that’s your kind of thing), it’s all about getting your metabolism working to make your body feel prepared for the day ahead.

Poor Posture

In thirty years, you’ll wish you’d have listened to your parents when they told you to stand up straight! Slouching and even sitting in uncomfortable positions day after day can slowly start to change your spinal structure, which can affect stability and balance. It’s never too late to start though, and most definitely the sooner the better.

Unbalanced Sleeping Pattern

With sleep it’s all about consistency. You want to get your body in a routine whereby you wake up refreshed and revitalised (usually 8 hours), ready for the day ahead. Lack of sleep and over sleeping both lead to fatigue, anger and a loss of focus, making you the office grump to avoid for the day!