Eating healthy, working out, and getting a good night’s rest — three habits you probably know you should have in your life, right? Well, what if I were to say those aren’t the only habits you should be focusing on? Turns out, there are a ton of things you do every single day that need your attention. Why? Because they aren’t good for you! Here are eight habits you should stop doing so you can live a healthier and happier life:
Sitting With Your Legs Crossed
We’re all guilty of sometimes sitting with our legs crossed. Whether you’re a woman or a man, you’ve probably taken a seat and immediately crossed one leg over the other’s knee. Not only does sitting with your legs crossed hurt your posture, but it can also increase your risk of blood clots. The veins in your knee are being constricted when you sit with your legs crossed and you’re also putting a lot of strain on your back, hip, and pelvis. Do you have back problems or knee problems? It could be because you’re spending too much time sitting with your legs crossed!
Putting Your Bag On The Table
What’s the first thing you do when you come home after a long day of work? You probably walk into your home, take off your shoes, and throw your bag onto the kitchen table. Putting your bag (whether it’s a purse, backpack, or briefcase) onto your table is a big no-no! Your bag is covered with outside germs and bacteria! If you put something that’s filled with germs onto your kitchen table, those germs will make their way to your food and you don’t want that for yourself, or your family.
Eating Before Bedtime
The reason you should avoid eating before bedtime isn’t because it can increase your likelihood of gaining a few additional pounds. Eating at night, especially if it’s a lot of food, means your body won’t be able to digest your nighttime snack before you lay your head down for the night. So odds are, it’ll be hard for you to actually have a good night’s rest because your stomach will feel full and bloated.