10 Healthy Habits That Can Actually Put Your Health at Risk

15. Brushing after every meal

According to the Mayo Clinic, if you’ve consumed anything acidic, you should avoid brushing your teeth for at least 30 minutes. Foods containing citric acid, like oranges, grapefruits, and lemons, weaken tooth enamel. Brushing too soon after eating them can damage the enamel in its weakened state.

14. Being lured by “healthy” food labels

The claims that cover the labels on foods at supermarkets, like “natural,” “low-carb,” and “healthy” can be pure manipulation. Your savior that’s both relevant and helpful on a label are the ingredients.

13. Focusing only on cardio

It’s very important to mix up your exercise routine and not solely focus on cardio. Make sure you don’t retire your weights for running shoes and add in weights or resistance workouts to increase muscle mass, decrease fat mass, and increase strength.

12. Getting extra sleep on weekends

According to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, sleeping a few extra hours on the weekend is actually bad and can lead to health problems in the long run. So instead of catching up on the weekday sleep deficit, aim for at least 7 to 9 hours of sleep every night.

11. Thinking being health conscious means social isolation

Healthy eating means getting enough of every important nutrient and avoiding excessive fat, sugar, salt.

10. Skipping lunch

According to the Weight Control Information Network, people who tend to skip meals regularly weigh more than people who eat often throughout the day.  Skipping lunch can rev up your appetite later, causing you to overeat or choose foods that have poor nutritional value.

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