Lifestyle

10 Everyday Solutions That Are Actually Making Things Worse For You

By  | 

You were probably merrily doing things the way you do everyday, until you came across this article that made you realize that you were doing most of them the wrong way. We have some habits that feel absolutely normal to us, but, they are not necessarily the right way of doing them. Here are some of the things that you might have been doing wrong all your life and the right way to do them :

1. In Using Hand Sanitizers

medicaldaily

medicaldaily

In most cases, hand sanitizers are less effective at killing germs than a soap. Regular usage of a non-alcohol based hand sanitizer causes germs to develop resistance to it. They are not efficient against all kinds of germs. They might prevent germs from spreading but they do not actually kill them.

2. In Using Automatic Toilet Cleaners

aliexpress

aliexpress

Not only are the automatic toilet cleaners ineffective, they have the potential to leave your toilet looking even more stained from the dyes. Even worse, they pose a hazard to the inner parts of your tank and can make pets feel sick when they drink from the promising blue water.

3. In Forcibly Blowing Your Nose (no matter how good it feels)

blog.compete

blog.compete

Clearing a stuffy nose by forcibly blowing it will only make things worse for you. This causes the mucus to get even more stuck in your sinus, making it prone to infections. If you must blow your nose, dampen your nose a bit and gently blow it one nostril at a time.

4. By Shouting At Your Dog

wikihow

wikihow

According to animal behaviorists, shouting at your dog to stop barking only gets him to bark more because he thinks you actually agree with him.

5. By Wiping Your Sweat

thompsontee

thompsontee

Sweat is your body’s way of releasing heat. As it evaporates, it cools you off. Wiping it away before it evaporates makes you warm and produces more sweat.

6. By Venting Your Anger

reasonforchange

reasonforchange

Venting your anger is equally unhealthy as suppressing it and it does very little to decrease your anger. Two proven things that do work are distracting yourself and waiting it out. Just count to ten the next time you are angry and give yourself a moment to calm down.

7. By Making Your Bed Right Away After Waking Up

housebeautiful

housebeautiful

We all sweat during the night, therefore, our beds are moist in the morning, even if you have not noticed it yet. Mites thrive in that wet environment. Making the bed right away traps those buggers inside. Leaving your bed messy helps it to dry out during the day.

8. By Insisting On Using Toilet Covers

trendhunterstatic

trendhunterstatic

Toilet seat covers only provide you comfort rather than actually preventing you from any disease. You are very unlikely to pick up anything from a toilet seat and your own skin already acts as a barrier against bacteria like E. coli.

9. By Stretching Before A Workout

musclemindmotivation

musclemindmotivation

Stretching before a workout can actually be detrimental for your health. A review of 104 studies found that stretching beforehand reduced muscle strength during workout by 5.5 per cent. Instead, warm up with some light exercise and save the stretch until the end of the workout, when it will help you recover and avoid aches.

10. By Believing In Anti-Aging Creams

altnoirmagazin

altnoirmagazin

Despite what your expensive moisturizing cream says, ‘anti-aging’ does not actually work. The only thing that works in an anti-aging cream is that it moistens your skin. There have been countless studies set out to prove that anti-aging works, but, none of them so far has been able to prove anything. You are paying more than you needed to for a normal moisturizer with an anti-aging label slapped on it.

Shocking, don’t you think? Tell us in the comment section below.

Comments

comments