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List Of Bad Habits Or Addictions & How To Break Them

By Sravia Sivaram

When you're young, you take your body for granted. No matter how much you skip your meals or sleep, or how hard you party, you still have enough energy left in you to take on the world the next morning.

But as you age, your energy levels will not remain the same as ever. Before you gave up on these habits, several health issues and ailments will start catching up soon enough.

Hence, you need to have an idea of the kind of habits that you follow and how to break these addictions before it's too late.

Not everybody is free of some bad habits that can actually plague no matter how hard they try to get rid of it. More than the statement that old habits are hard to break, it's the realization that matters here.

You need to realize that what are the bad habits that are taking over your lives and how to break free from them before you succumb to these addictions.

Keeping this in mind, we have created a list of bad habits and how to break them. Read further to know about the list of bad habits to break.


1. Nose Picking:

This tops the list of bad habits. Nose picking is extremely bad for your health and is also against the social etiquette. Picking your nose can spread several infections like cold and flu, as viruses are known to pass into the body through mucus.


2. Caffeine Addiction:

The negative impacts of long-term caffeine addiction are ulcer, insomnia, muscle atrophy, dehydration, lack of energy and severe headaches. Hence, it is high time you stopped going for caffeine as soon as you wake up.


3. Poor Posture:

Being in a poor posture can give you back trouble as well as headaches. This is because slouching tires the neck muscles and hence will not be able to support the head. Hence, you'll suffer from headaches.

So, maintaining a good posture and following that as a habit is the best thing you can do about this.


4. Getting Stressed Easily:

This means that you have let stress conquer your life. Stress can decrease the immunity levels and make you more susceptible to diseases. Getting stressed all the time also leads to depression, low immunity, anxiety and ulcers. This is one of the top bad habits you need to quit now.

Hence you need to make sure that you fight away stress as much as you can and practice yoga and meditation to counter the same.


5. Dieting In Excess:

Dieting too much and ridding your body off the essential nutrients will lead to blood sugar imbalance, high blood pressure, weak heart, low levels of haemoglobin and decreased life span. You'll also suffer from negative mental effects when you're too very obsessed with counting calories.


6. Skipping Breakfast:

Skipping breakfast will slow down your metabolism drastically. This makes your body work extra hard at storing calories, leading to you being overweight and obese. If you constantly miss breakfast, then you're also likely to suffer from gastric ulcer.


7. Playing With Hair:

Playing with hair is an anxious or nervous habit that provides people with a source of comfort. For some people, it can become an impulsive behaviour and also reflects their lack of confidence.


8. Snacking Late At Night:

Snacking after dinner is not good for health. This is because late-night snacking can lead to weight gain and sleep deprivation. Eating sufficient and healthy meals for dinner will help in preventing late-night cravings.


9. Smoking:

Smoking just one cigarette per day can lead to blood clots that will prevent the swift flow of blood and develop plaque in the blood vessels. Hence, giving up smoking needs to be your first priority.


10. Oversleeping:

Good quality sleep is necessary but over-sleeping can be counter-productive. Hence, in order to improve your work productivity and time, you need to limit your sleep to 6-8 hours a day and see the improvements. Oversleeping is one of the bad habits that you should break.


11. Negative Self Talk:

Negative self talk is actually a bad habit. This can make yourself as well as the people around you stressed. People usually like to have conversations with those who emanate positive energy and not make them feel negative. Hence, you need to train yourself to control your emotions and think positive.

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Story first published: Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 7:30 [IST]
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