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4 common health mistakes you could be making

1 month ago

Sometimes even the most basic good health practises get neglected. Small everyday bad habits could be negatively impacting your health without you realising!

#1 Not getting enough sleep
 
Sleep is extremely important for overall health. According to the Australian Sleep Health Foundation1, the average adult needs 7-8 hours of sleep every night, no matter how fit and healthy you are. Research has shown that a lack of sleep is associated with numerous health problems such as risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes. Sleep deprivation can affect your ability to think clearly and affects your mood leading to irritability. 

#2 Brushing your teeth right after breakfast
 
According to the Mayo Clinic2, breakfast foods containing citric acid like fruit and juice weaken tooth enamel. So, brushing too soon after eating can further damage tooth enamel, leading to a greater chance of cracks and chips.

#3 Ignoring lumps and bumps
 
It’s common to ignore small body changes when they occur. However, ignoring lumps, bumps or moles could be harmful to your health. If a new lump or mole appears that you haven’t noticed before, or if an existing one is changing in colour, shape or size, get it checked by a health professional as soon as possible.

#4 Not getting a second healthcare opinion

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References:

  1. https://www.sleephealthfoundation.org.au/public-information/fact-sheets-a-z/how-much-sleep-do-you-really-need.html
  2. https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/expert-answers/brushing-your-teeth/faq-20058193?_ga=2.77537877.1560746402.1541646605-530431823.1540853694\