Nobody likes being ill, however, the majority of people do not stop the habits and lifestyle choices that contribute to them becoming ill. In this article, we are going to list the 5 things keeping you ill so you will know what you need to work towards in order to improve your health.

  • Amount of Sleep

A lot of people do not value sleep enough and will work late into the night or even worse do all-nighters in order to catch up on work that they haven't done in most cases due to poor organization. Doing an allnighter a few times a year will not lead to any major consequences however if you are constantly staying up late watching television, then it can quickly add up. 

Studies show that the average person needs between 7 and 9 hours of sleep every day in order to stay healthy and productive. Not getting enough sleep can lead you to gain extra weight, developing heart disease and leaves you open to all kinds of diseases as while you sleep your body is repairing itself and your immune system.

“When we’ve still not been able to come to terms with what we’ve been struggling with, be it a relationship issue, a guilt issue against our self, or a circumstance that is beyond our control, our hypothalamus picks up on that and keeps our body in a state of alertness.” According to the team at Be In Health “ It’s not going to let you rest until you’ve come to terms with whatever is nagging at you.”

  • No Eating Schedule

This can include skipping meals such as breakfast, lunch, and dinner but it can also mean that you do not eat them at a set time. When you have an eating schedule your body will adapt and get used to it, so you will no longer feel hungry throughout the day. 

Furthermore, you will have all the necessary energy for your whole day rather than trying to power through the whole day just on one meal. Eating provides your body with the needed vitamins and minerals to stay healthy. Studies also show that eating the same amount of calories spread out in different meals is more beneficial for your health than just eating one big meal a day.

  • Keeping Hydrated

Our bodies are over 60% water with some organs such as the lungs being over 80% water, therefore it is necessary to provide your body with the necessary liquids throughout the day. You should aim to drink 6 to 8 glasses of water or 2 liters of water regardless a day if you are feeling thirsty or not. People who drink the recommended amount of water have a lower chance of developing bladder cancer, kidney stones, being constipated. Water is extremely important as it aids in the creation of mucus and saliva that help expel foreign bodies that make you ill.

  • Consuming Very Hot Beverages

Everyone likes the occasional cup of tea or coffee, and there is nothing wrong with having it warm but people that consume very hot beverages will lead to damage to the cells of your throat and the esophagus which is a muscle that connects your throat to your stomach. This can lead to infections as you are creating an open wound inside your body which can also be irritated by other foods that you consume if they contain a lot of sodium. Furthermore, people who consume very hot beverages are at a higher chance of developing throat cancer.

  • Brushing Your Teeth Too Hard

Doctors recommend brushing your teeth for 2 to 3 minutes twice a day, but you need to be careful not to brush your teeth too hard as that will damage your enamel which will lead to your teeth rotting away a lot more easily. Brushing your teeth too hard can also lead to your gums wearing out which will cause your teeth to start falling out. Teeth and gums are not just needed for chewing but they also keep your mouth in check, when they start decaying even if they are replaced with prosthetics a larger chance remains of developing infections and also other illnesses such as oral cancer, diabetes, and osteoporosis.

There are a lot of other common habits that can keep you from being healthy such as biting your nails, not closing the toilet lid when flushing which leads to small particles with germs going all over the bathroom and eating too fast. All these factors in your life that need work may seem tedious however are necessary if you want to live a long and happy life.


Published by Mohaned Gadnne