All of us are like to live longer….
Let's be honest: From the moment we're born, we're all dying just as we're living. But certain mundane things we do every day may actually be helping us get there faster. None of this means we should even try to eliminate these behaviors from our lives entirely, but it proofs that overdoing anything, even when seemingly innocuous, can have serious impacts on our health. Below we've rounded up 10 everyday things you're probably doing that could potentially shorten your lifespan:
01: You're sitting down for more than a few hours every day..
Are you sitting down while reading this? Well that could be shortening your lifespanTwo whole years of your life could be cut just from sitting more than three hours a day. Australian researchers published in the British Medical Journal found that even regular exercise couldn't deter the potential negative effects of sitting for long stretches of time.
Another study published in the JAMA Internal Medicine found that sitting for more than 11 hours a day increased the risk of death by 40 percent over the next three years, compared to sitting for under four hours a day. Time to get that stand-up desk.
02: Having Showers Daily..
Do you bath daily?A scientific study reveals that bathing can actually be therapeutic for dry skin sufferers because a soak in lukewarm water helps the skin absorb the moisture.
“People don’t realize that the skin does a pretty good job of cleaning itself,” Carlos said. Use lukewarm, not hot, water, and keep showers short. Then, as soon as you get out of the shower, moisturize,”
03: Sitting at That Computer Is Shortening Your Life..
Hey you, reading this at your computer: You might want to get up and stretch. A new study shows that every hour per day spent in front of that monitor raises your risk of early death from heart disease by a whopping 18%—ie, someone who spends an average of two hours a day is 36% more susceptible than someone who spends none, even if they're not obese and exercise. It also raises the risk of dying from cancer by 8%, and all causes 11%. The Australian study actually looked at more than 8,000 people who watched more than four hours of TV a day, but the problem isn't the tube, it's sitting down for long periods, the Independent reports.
"Normal activities of daily living that involved standing up and moving the muscles in the body have been converted to sitting," the scientist heading the study said. Many people "simply shift from one chair to another—from the chair in the car to the chair in the office to the chair in front of the television." The researchers' recommendation for the public: In addition to regular exercise, "avoid sitting for prolonged periods and keep in mind to 'move more, more often'."
04: wearing socks for a longer period of time..
Wearing socks can be bad for your feet if they become damp because they can keep that moisture surrounding your foot for prolonged periods.
05: Sunlight exposure..
Long-term sunlight exposure is known to be associated with the development of skin cancer, skin aging, immune suppression, and eye diseases such as cataracts and macular degeneration. Short-term over-exposure is the cause of sunburn, snow blindness, and solar retinopathy.
UV rays, and therefore sunlight and sunlamps, are the only listed carcinogens that are known to have health benefits, and a number of public health organizations state that there needs to be a balance between the risks of having too much sunlight or too little. There is a general consensus that sunburn should always be avoided.
Frequent and prolonged exposure to ultraviolet rays over many years is the chief cause of skin cancer. Examine skin regularly for development of suspicious growths or changes in an existing skin lesion. Early detection and treatment are key in increasing the cure rate for skin cancer.
06: You're not sleeping enough (or maybe too much)..
Most of us suffer from too little rather than too much sleep, but research suggests there truly is a sleep "sweet spot"--at least if your primarily concerned about living for as long as possible.
Chronic lack of sleep is associated with a greater risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, some cancers, dementia, cognitive and memory problems, weight gain and early death. And some research shows that too much (dramatically, unusually too much) regular sleep could be problematic as well.
Research has also shown that we need an average of eight hours to function optimally, but another, somewhat controversial study found that getting more than seven hours of sleep a night has been linked to shortened lifespans. A 12 percent increase in mortality rate was found in people who slept eight hours versus those who hovered closer to seven, in a 2002 study from Brigham and Womens Hospital. However, other studies have found that needing to sleep for too long may be a sign of other physical ailments, from diabetes to depression.
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