Our behaviors depending on our age range, enviroment we live in, people we associate with, what we are passing through and so on can be harmful to our health. These behaviors may have mild effect or be fatal based on how much we are involved with them. The best options is to avoid these behaviours for healthy life and healthy old age.
Some of those harmful health behaviors are shown below:
It’s no secret that smoking kills. Despite the fact that people are aware of all the health risks associated with smoking, many still do it. It is one of the unhealthiest habits in today’s society. This habit can literally cost you your life.
While lung cancer is often associated as the most significant risk with smoking, in fact there are many other conditions that are caused by cigarettes that can debilitate and result in premature death.
Some of the common health risks associated with smoking include respiratory problems, such as chronic bronchitis, kidney cancer, leukemia, infertility, stomach cancer, oral cancer, throat cancer, and an increased risk of stroke and heart disease.
Alcohol is a substance that is meant to be consumed in moderation. Did you know that alcohol is actually considered poison by the body? This is why the body prioritizes its metabolization before anything else.
Having a drink with your friends once in a while or a glass of wine with dinner is totally acceptable and actually good for the heart. However, if you start drinking in excess and especially as a way of coping with problems in your life, then you’re going to be facing a much bigger problem.
Many people overlook the risks that go along with excessive drinking, even though there are a lot of them. Some of the best known health risks of alcoholism include dementia, colon cancer, liver disease, stroke, depression, liver cancer, hepatitis, anxiety and premature death, just to name a few.
Unhealthy Sexual behaviors (intercourse, oral sex, anal sex, outercourse — all sexual contact)
Sex is one of the easiest ways to contract and spread diseases.
Many STDs have no symptoms and can be spread to many people without even knowing it and it can even lead to the deadly HIV.
Also Having sex when you are not ready, or with someone you don’t love and trust can damage you emotionally as well as physically, and may produce an unwanted baby.
Drug addiction (marijuana, ecstasy, acid, cocaine, rohypnol, GHB, etc.)
When someone is on drugs, they are more likely to do things that they would not do in their normal sense and will likely end up in harmful condition to their health and life.
GHB(Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB)) is a kind of dangerous drugs that can be in form of clear liquid, white powder, tablet, and capsule forms, and it is often used in combination with alcohol, which makes it even more dangerous. GHB has been increasingly involved in poisonings, overdoses, rapes, and fatalities. The drug is used predominantly by adolescents and young adults, often when they attend nightclubs. GHB is usually abused for its intoxicating properties and for its growth hormone-releasing effects, which can build muscles.
Ketamine gained popularity for abuse in the 1980s, when it was discovered that large doses can cause reactions such as dream-like states and hallucinations.
At higher doses, ketamine can cause delirium, amnesia, impaired motor function, high blood pressure, depression, and potentially fatal respiratory problems.
Finally it is in our best interest to avoid these harmful behaviors so that we can live a fulfilling, energetic life and health. These healthy behaviors will also help us in the long run and prevent unnecessary damage to our body Systems.