8 Dangerous Things You Do To Your Body You Probably Didn’t Know Which You Must Stop Image: How Africa

You might not be a drug addict or alcoholic but there are a lot of other things you do on the regular which endangers your life far more than being an adrenalin junkie.

Here are 8 dangerous things you do to your body that you probably don’t now.


1. Squeezing Your Pimples.

Squeezing your pimples might seem like a normal thing but what you don’t know is that, that simple act, can actually cause you your life. There is a region on your face known as the “Nosalabial Triangle”, and any pimple you burst around this area may affect you. This is because the veins around this area are connected directly to your brain vessels and so squeezing them can get your blood infected with pus which can lead to health complications.

The best thing to do when you have pimples is to talk to a dermatologist or stop using any pomade, lotion, make-up or cream on your face for a while and always clean your face with an antiseptic.

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2. Cleaning Your Ears With Cotton Buds.

If there is something we all do on the regular, it is to remove wax from our ears and but what we do not know is that we are putting our ears at risk of infection. Removing wax from your ears with a cotton bud does not really get rid of it, it rather pushes it further deeper into your ears to places it is not supposed to be. This can damage the eardrum and can affect your hearing. The fact is the ear wax you always want to get rid off are actually there to protect you.

So what’s the best way to handle it? Nothing, do absolutely nothing to your earwax. The wax after collecting dust and foreign materials in your ears will fall off on its own while more is produced to protect your ears.

 

3. Picking Your Nose.

Now the question is, who doesn’t pick their nose? We all do, whether in public or in private, we do it, but have you ever thought of the danger you bring to yourself? There are 5 arteries that run through your nose. Whenever you pick your nose, it affects these arteries and the mucous membrane gets damaged which can result in bleeding causing bacteria to contaminate the membrane. If you always have problems with nose bleeding, then stop picking your nose, that’s the solution.

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4. Sitting For Long Hours.

In this era, sitting for long hours is something we all do because of the nature of our jobs, but that’s something that’s definitely not good for our health and this is why. When you sit down, the muscles in your leg go off, the expenditure of energy within your body sharply reduces and after several hours, the blood in your veins stagnate, your metabolism slows down, your neck and back begin to ache and after about 2-3 months, you will experience muscle atrophy and this brings about weight problems, varicose veins, heart and digestive problems.

 

5. Exercising.

Don’t get us wrong, exercising is good for you but the question is, are you doing it right? It is not the heaviest metals or long hours of exercise that indicates that you are healthy and strong. So here is the thing, when you go to the gym for the first time, it is better to start slowly and not go for the biggest metals you see. This will strain you and you won’t be able to continue and that’s what mostly discourages a lot of people after their first attempt at the gym. Also, it is not the length of the exercise that matters but rather the consistency and so even working out 10 minutes every day is enough for you if you do it consistently.

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6. Drug Abuse.

Drug abuse is one of the things that kills us a lot especially in our part of the world and when we say drug abuse, we are not talking about hard drugs or those who take wee or cocaine, no! we are talking about you who does a lot of self-medication, walking to the counter and deciding on what to buy because you have a headache and think you know the right drugs to combat the disease. Many illnesses may give symptoms similar to something you know but remember, some drugs are actually disastrous for treating certain illnesses.

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7. Alcoholism.

Alcoholism is one of the most damaging things we do to our body and we are sure many of you have seen the devastating effect of alcohol on the body. It is not wrong to drink alcohol, but you need to do it in moderation. Drinking excessively can cause problems to your internal organs. It can even lead to alcohol poisoning.

 

8. Anger.

When you get angry, a lot of things happen to your body that is outright dangerous to you. Your blood pressure goes up, the flow of blood speeds up, and your brain goes into overdrive because your heart has to sync with your brain and sometimes they don’t and this is actually dangerous to you and not to the person you’re angry at, so be advised.

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