5 Risky Behaviors That Can Harm Your Health

People are searching for ways to live healthier. Most know that this requires proper nutrition and regular exercise. But, there are also other factors that have an effect on your health.

man jumping in front of sunset

Here are 5 risky behaviors that can endanger your health.


man ravaged by smoking habit

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 known in society.

This habit can cost you your life.

While lung cancer is often associated with the most significant risk with smoking. There are other conditions cigarettes that can debilitate and result in premature death.

Some of the most notable health risks associated with smoking include:
  • Respiratory problems, such as chronic bronchitis.
  • Kidney cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Infertility
  • Stomach cancer
  • Oral cancer
  • Throat cancer
  • Increased risk of stroke and heart disease.

Excessive Drinking

drunk man passed out with bottle

Alcohol is a substance to consumed in moderation. 

Did you know that alcohol is considered poison by your 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 acceptable. In fact, actually good for the heart.

But, if you start drinking in excess.

Especially as a coping mechanism for 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
  • Premature death

Eating In Front Of The TV

popcorn and tv

This is something that many people do but can contribute to poor while it can health. Instead of taking the time to enjoy their food. People would rather gulp it down while watching television. 

Yet, there are several health risks associated with this activity.

First off, TV will get all your attention instead of your food. This will make you eat more than you should because you do not pay attention to how much you have eaten.

You will be so distracted by watching and you won’t realize how much you’ve eaten. 

If you enjoy eating junk food while watching TV, then you will most likely form a habit of doing this. 

This means that you will bring a few snacks with you every time you want to watch something. 

Even when you’re not particularly hungry.

Drinking Calories

rusty old soda can crushed

Nowadays, many people find water to be boring, so they avoid drinking it every chance they get. This is now worse with many companies now making flavored water. Even so, soda is still the most famous substitute for water. Soda contains many calories, much sugar, and unhealthy chemicals.

You drink your calories instead of eating them. This will add inches to your waistline, and get you nothing in the way of nutrients for your body. 

The next time you want to buy a can of soda, make sure to think twice about those extra calories.

Having Too Much Junk Food

candy bar with bite taken out

Having too much junk food in your house is a bad idea. Knowing you can get junk food anytime you want, makes it easier to indulge in unhealthy foods.

It’s always easier to grab a bag of chips than to cook a healthy meal to please your hunger. Yet, this will only make you lead an unhealthy lifestyle. 

Instead, you should throw away all that junk food and keep healthy stuff on hand.

Take care and be well.
Tommy Douglas


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