Useful habits

Today, a healthy lifestyle is more fashionable than ever. But in their desire to lead this way of life, people sometimes overdo it. English experts in the field of hygiene and health have identified the most harmful actions of modern man, which he does by ignorance in pursuit of better health.

Useful habits

Daily shower.

It turns out that taking a shower every day is not so useful. After a frequent use of hot water in combination with soap, shampoo, gels, it ishes out its natural oils from the skin. As a result, its dryness, peeling, infection appear. A normal person does not need to wash every day, but if you can not do without a shower, then you should try to use as cold water as possible and as little as possible with chemical means. To such conclusions the doctor-dermatologist of one of the London clinics Nik Lowe has come. He believes that the habit of being pure is harmful, since it spoils the skin and worsens the body’s protective barrier.

Eight-hour dream.

Everyone knows the norm, that a healthy full-fledged sleep lasts eight hours. However, scientists have found that such a length of deep sleep can contribute to the emergence of a constant sense of fatigue. It turns out that we need to sleep no more than seven hours a day, while at the same time we allocate six for the night, and recruit the remaining hour in small overflows during the day. Professor Gene Horn, working in the center of the study of sleep, believes that you need to sleep when you want and how much you want. It’s okay if it’s not at night. The scientist believes that a short nap during the daylight hours, lasting from 4 to 15 minutes, is comparable in its effect to the hour of night sleep. Horn found that once long ago it was decided to divide the dream into several segments, such a breakdown was physiological for a person. The current idea, which wakes up at night badly, can end up being harmful to the quality of sleep. As a result, waking up at three in the morning, the person starts to get nervous and lie, trying to fall asleep. Should I torture myself? After all, you can do something distracting – read a book, solve a crossword puzzle. If the body again wants to sleep, it will soon report it.

Rinse your teeth.

After using toothpaste, a fluorine protective layer is formed on the teeth, which is washed off with water during rinsing. For half an hour after cleansing, no liquids should be taken into the mouth, except for a rinse aid or a dental elixir with a high content of active fluoride. Yes, and immediately after a meal, teeth should not be rinsed, it is necessary to wait at least half an hour.

Useful habits

House cleaning.

To be healthy, you need to clean your house more often? No matter how it is! Scientists conducted a study of one hundred men and women. It turned out that those who cleaned their homes more often than others were suffering from high blood pressure. A similar connection was noted with shopping and cooking. It was found that the use of modern household chemicals greatly increases the risk of asthma. Increased pressure is not directly related to crawling with a vacuum cleaner in hard-to-reach places, it’s all about nerves. After all, cleaning is associated with anxiety, which is not so easy to cope with. These findings were published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine.

Sitting on the toilet.

Although many laugh at the pose of the “eagle” practiced in old Soviet toilets with holes in the floor instead of the toilet, it is much more useful for health than sitting on stools. After all, this position is more natural, which is especially important for people with a problem intestine. So it’s better to squat. The habit of many to sit in a toilet with a magazine or newspaper in a quiet environment is simply harmful. Scientists recommend not to linger in this place. Israeli proctologists have published in Digestive Diseases and Sciences their materials about the dangers of sitting on the toilet. They came to the conclusion that squatting people is much less straining, which makes it easier to cope with natural needs.The risk of hemorrhoids or diverticulosis is much less.

Wrong breathing.

If you ask a person to take a deep breath, then his chest is likely to start moving forward. However, such a breath is wrong. As babies we breathed differently – the belly, not the chest. Normal breathing does not allow oxygen to sufficiently saturate the lower part of our lungs. But nobody prevents learning to breathe properly through persistent training. Rest after eating.

It seems natural to lie on the couch after a hearty dinner. Only then, in this case, the body will cease to burn the calories just received, they will be put aside by the body “in reserve” in the form of subcutaneous fat. Nutritionist from Cambridge Claire McEvilly believes that the most satisfying meal should be breakfast, but lunch should not be overloaded with food. But dinner is not necessary to spend purposefully until 18 hours. After all, if even after eating at 20-21 hours to perform an active 20-minute run, the risk of gaining weight will be lost.

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