I’m nobody’s fool and I’ve been guilty of nearly every major health mistake listed in today’s post. Which is why, I’ve covered ten of the most common to avoid.
These tips should help put you back on the right track. You were probably making one or two of these health mistakes today, but now you’ll know what’s up…
Table of Contents
- Top Ten Most Common Health Mistakes To Avoid
- #1. Losing Weight With Diet Drinks
- #2. Not Getting A Second Opinion On A Potentially Big Medical Condition
- #3. Going On or Off Psyche Meds Without Any Help
- #4. Skipping A Follow-Up Visit
- #5. Drinking A Little Too Much
- #6. Ignoring Exhaustion
- #7. Ignoring Frequent Urination
- #8. Going To The Gym Infrequently Instead Of Getting Daily Activity
- #9: Believing That ‘Low Fat’ Is The Same As ‘Low Calorie’
- #10. Drinking Too Much Caffeine
Top Ten Most Common Health Mistakes To Avoid
#1. Losing Weight With Diet Drinks
A study from the University of Texas showed that people who drank one diet soda a day for several years were actually 40% more likely to be overweight. There’s evidence suggesting artificial sweeteners can actually make you want to eat more sweets, too. And, let’s not forget that caffeinated drinks with aspartame (a very popular artificial sweetener) may not be good for your heart or brain. Aspartame converts to formaldehyde upon going through our digestive process.
If you’re wondering, formaldehyde is used to preserve dead bodies for funeral services and is toxic to humans.
#2. Not Getting A Second Opinion On A Potentially Big Medical Condition
Getting a second opinion can open your mind to alternatives or even correct a major misdiagnosis. The best idea is to find a very experienced doctor with a different practice or hospital.
#3. Going On or Off Psyche Meds Without Any Help
Even if you’re feeling good and mentally positive again, it’s not smart to just quit anti-depressants cold turkey. You could experience nausea and a sour mood for a week or more. After you talk to your psychiatrist about quitting anti-depressants go and talk to a naturopath about natural alternatives to strong prescription anti-depressants.
Whenever I’m feeling down in the dumps, I’ll just take a couple drops of the Good Mood Tonic from Herb Farm. The powerful herbs used to prepare Good Mood Tonic are Certified Organically Grown without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides, or they are Custom Wildcrafted in their natural wild habitat.
#4. Skipping A Follow-Up Visit
Inconvenience, laziness, and fear can prevent up to 50% of people from getting additional check-ups if screenings show suspicious-looking cells. Catching cancer in its initial stages can boost your survival odds by more than 90% (with some cancers). If you allow your cancer to spread, your odds of survival go down a lot.
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#5. Drinking A Little Too Much
Sure, a glass of wine a day can keep your heart healthy. But drinking an entire week’s worth of alcohol on Friday night isn’t a good idea. If you get too drunk just once a month, it can triple your risk heart disease risk.
If you’re as into fitness as I am, check out the 5 reasons why alcohol destroys your muscle gains.
#6. Ignoring Exhaustion
Lifestyle choices like bad diet, no exercise, and smoking all hurt your heart, which makes it much more difficult to get blood going to the rest of your body. When your heart starts to weaken, so do you. Symptoms like exhaustion, waking up unusually tired, difficulty getting through the day, and trouble falling asleep can all be signs of an impending heart stress.
#7. Ignoring Frequent Urination
If you’re constantly urinating, it could be an early warning sign of diabetes. The constant urge to urinate occurs in cases where diabetes is undiagnosed because of high levels of blood sugar. What happens is that your kidneys end up doing too much work to pull in water from the body so they can help flush out those excess sugars. You’ll also get really thirsty. If you think you’re at risk of diabetes, talk to your doctor and get a urine and a blood glucose test.
My grandmother taught me an incredible simple trick to regulate blood sugar. Just consume true cinnamon.
#8. Going To The Gym Infrequently Instead Of Getting Daily Activity
Even if you go to the gym four or five times a week, you’re really only spending about five hours exercising. An interesting study showed that people who went to the gym burned less calories than those who were generally active throughout the week, but didn’t do any formal exercise. It’s definitely a smart idea to keep up the gym visits, especially for very intense (resistance) workouts. But you should also try to get your “daily” dose of exercise, too.
#9: Believing That ‘Low Fat’ Is The Same As ‘Low Calorie’
Many shoppers think food marked as ‘low fat’ or ‘reduced fat’ is also low in calories, but that’s simply not true. Just because there’s less fat, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s actually low in fat. Say that you have a food product with a 20g fat content, and it has been reduced to 15g, it still has a heck of a lot of fat in it. It might very well have had its fat content reduced, though!
Another thing to consider is that lost flavor is sometimes replaced with sugar and other processed components, which brings up the calorie count considerably.
#10. Drinking Too Much Caffeine
It’s alright to drink a cup of coffee or two per day, but you could be overdoing it if you find yourself at the coffee shop all the time. Too much caffeine can over-stimulate you, and it’s hard on your adrenal glands plain and simple. You might have noticed that you feel nervous, irritated, or edgy all the time…
Caffeine can also increase your heart rate, alter your sleep patterns, and can cause nausea. Don’t get me wrong, caffeine definitely has a positive place in my life, just don’t over do it!
Don’t forget to pay attention to the different ways you can improve your health. Half of the battle is avoiding dumb health mistakes, and the other half is doing the right stuff for your health. Out with the crap, in with the greatness. That’s a motto to live by.
Health by choice, not by chance.