There are many habits of modern life: drinking hot coffee in the morning, eating popcorn in the cinema, sleep with the phone under the pillow while charging. And each time we generate new habits, according to science just an average of 21 days to form one.
However, Philippa Lally with his colleagues of the University College London showed that people need on average 66 days to start to automatically perform an action. And leaving one habit perhaps take more time, but when it is one harmful always it will be worth to try it.
Then you have some common habits that never should be included in our routines.
Place your feet on the dashboard of the car stops
Like a lot of sit’s unconventional shape in the car, and this way of doing it is pretty dangerous. Not even a possible accident is the concern here: just a sudden stop that you hit to the jaw with your knees, which – depending on the force of the impact – can end in severe fractures. For this reason, it is best to sit properly and using the seat belt on every trip.
You never hang a towel wet in a hook or repliegues the curtain after shower
We usually do a bun with towels recently used, or hang them in the same hook in the bathroom where we take them when they were dry. This is unhygienic as bacteria multiply actively in the wet folds. And in shower curtains, if they are kept bent can form rust in its folds. For this reason, towels always must be dried deployed and let the run after every bathroom the shower curtain.
Never drink coffee on an empty stomach
Maybe the first thing that get your stomach in the morning is a cup of coffee. It is true that this BREW has useful properties, but also has many disadvantages. One of them, is that drinking coffee on an empty stomach may cause indigestion or heartburn. In addition, whenever you drink coffee your secret stomach gastric juice (since with just thinking about food your stomach does), and an excessive amount of this damage to the walls of the stomach.
The recommendation of specialists is drinking coffee after a hearty breakfast, or in the middle of the day.
Stop eating popcorn
Eat popcorn at the cinema is something almost traditional at this point, despite the impracticality is to eat a snack so loud in a place that should be to watch silent movies. But now we give you another reason to give up the popcorn in the cinema and on all sides.
Dentists say that this is a product harmful to your teeth, because small particles are stuck between your teeth and it is always difficult to remove them completely. In addition, popcorn that are sold in cinemas chains are too high in calories and fat which is harmful to your body.
Never leave a bottle of water inside the car
This is very dangerous, especially in summer. And it is that under the rays of the Sun, a bottle of water acts as a magnifying glass. In addition, if you are in a dark surface, will attract even more of the sunlight. This may generate a high concentration of heat, an inflammation of material and then cause a fire.
This happens rarely, but it is always better to prevent than cure.
Stop squeeze beads
This is commonly said but no one seems to ignore. It is really dangerous to tighten beads. These occur when pores become clogged with sebum and an inflammatory process begins. In a healthy body, the immune system filled with leukocytes acne, so the area becomes red. When pressing a grain, the walls of the pores are damaged and your skin becomes susceptible to bacteria and infections (especially if you do it with dirty hands).
If grains appear rarely, wait a few days who will be alone and no curfews. If you are worried about the appearance of the skin or grain you get too often, consult a dermatologist.
Avoid photographing everything with the phone
Seems a strange Board for this time, but Linda Henkel and his research for the Fairfield University points out that when you try to capture everything with the camera, you lose many important details. When you take a photo, your focus is on photography, not what you try to capture, so you’ll have fewer memories of what was happening.
In this experiment, a group of people walked through a museum looking at displays and another could take pictures during the same tour. The result was that the participants of the second group badly answered the questionnaire about what they had seen.
Avoid vitamins and dietary supplements
People often think that vitamin C will they not resfríen, or that supplements biologically active (BAA) can almost completely replace medications. But none of this is so real.
When you have a balanced diet, taking vitamins is useless because you already get what you need from food. These supplements are prescribed to people who suffer from vitamin deficiency, and are good for everyone. In fact if you don’t need them, you’re damaging your body to make it work more than necessary.
The BAA are used as an additional source of nutrients in case of their scarcity, but are not drugs. You have him present.
It is placed under the pillow phone while charging
This could cause a fire, because the phone heats up in the load. While the new models have mostly improved, still there are smartphones that have batteries that have become hot when charging. Therefore, the cord of the charger or even the same device can become inflamed. And if this happens while you’re under your pillow, you can get quite hurt.