Health Habits that Doesn’t Count

One of the best attitudes that we should maintain is being conscious on our health. It is very beneficial for all of us both physically and mentally speaking. However, did you know there are several things that most of us people do without even realizing how it does not count in making us healthy or even healthier? Like for instance, have you tried putting on so much sunscreen? Do you spend too much on expensive shampoos? Do you work out rigorously to keep your body healthy in a way it should be? Or, do you think that when you change your covers every day, it should keep the dirty mites away? Well, rethink. It is now time to surely in a way, start changing these habits maybe of yours.

Washing your hair daily

The shampoos that we use help trap oils. It also dries our hair out eventually leaving our hair in risk of breakage and also prone to several scalp disorders. Assistant professor Angela Lamb of a dermatology based in a city in New York says except for people who have oily hair, washing the hair twice or five times in a week can be normal and counted as average.

Use of expensive shampoos

Most of the herbal shampoos and organic shampoos out in the market nowadays consequently claim that it thickens and treats problems of the hair however; Dr. K. Williams a surgeon in cosmetics based in California believes that there is no shampoo or product which actually performs the claim. He said that shampoos are created to clean only the hair. The shampoos also are designed to remove sweat on the scalp, environmental dirt, dead skin, and oils that can be found on the superficial skin layers.

Douching

Feminine douches being advertised encourages females to douche to keep the feminine area clean and odor free. Honestly, the vagina has a self- cleansing ability thus douching can no longer be necessary. Water is already enough actually. Douching can only cause harm more than anything since it does affect the natural pH balance of the vagina causing it to be more prone to vaginal bacterial infections.

Washing your face two times in a day

Not all people practice this routine and also, this is not suited for all skin types. Some people have drier skin and following this regimen, washing twice a day can make the skin drier which may result to skin irritation. Washing the face frequently, twice or even up to thrice a day to some people especially to those who have oily skin types. An American dermatologist namely Alan Parks claims that there is a thing called “over-washing”. People should be very careful on how many times they should wash their face depending on their skin type. And washing the face two times every day is not suitable for most people of all ages.

Use of antibacterial soaps

Water and soap is one of the basics in skincare routine. Forget the chemicals! The usage of antibacterial soaps is already outdated and may pose harm to the skin. Viruses that cause health problems are very common and the common notion that says antibacterial soaps help prevent these viruses from causing harm are actually too ancient to believe on.

Stretching pre-running

People believe that performing several light stretches beforehand when doing marathons helps prevent any forms of injury and can actually increase the body’s stamina. But, most sports specialists would say that no study has been conducted on the claims that static stretching may enhance performance and decrease any injury to the body. Actually, it may result to less muscle force.

Rigorous exercises

Doing regular rigorous workout does not actually guarantee in achieving a healthier body. If you walk one hour every day, it does burn calories. Same goes if you run for 30 minutes. It also burns calories. The actual goal is to regularly and moderately exercise. Richard Stein, an AHA national spokesman says additional intensity does the job when it comes to heart health.

Blood Pressure Monitoring

There are many patients who are obsessed with regards to the monitoring of their BP. Guidelines for blood pressure taking as of at present is considered more relaxed when compared to previous goal of 120/80 limit. When the blood pressure rises to 150/90 (older adults more than 60 years old), the health care provider should be alerted and the patient should be given treatment. Adults below 60, a BP of 140/90 is normal. However, for diabetic people and some other health conditions, BP goals are different.

 

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