Are You Making These Health Mistakes in 2021?

July 7, 2021

It’s 2021, and health campaigns are growing, especially after the coronavirus experience. Experts all over the world are urging people to make healthier daily choices. But in most cases, personal experience shows that living healthy isn’t always about what you do, but also about what you fail to do. And even the most self-aware people have blind spots or make mistakes that compromise their health. So, are you on top of your health goals? Read on to find out if you are making these health mistakes in 2021.

Ignoring those warning signs

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Is it that niggling joint pain that won’t go away? Is it that ache that keeps coming and going? It is a bad idea to ignore any pain of any kind, especially when you cannot explain the cause and it doesn’t seem to go away. The body uses pain to communicate that something is wrong and needs fixing, no matter how mild the pain is. And you’ll be doing your health a huge disservice if you ignore pains in your body. 

Sitting for too long

More and more people now work from home because of the current pandemic, sitting all day behind their computers without taking frequent breaks. Many studies show the damaging effects of sitting too long as far as your health is concerned. Aside from the fact that it can lead to poor posture, it also gives your body little or no exercise at all. And this can increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases. You can also put your eye health at serious risk if you stare into your computer screen for too long without breaks. So, take regular breaks from your work to walk around and exercise. Experts suggest taking breaks every 30 to 60 minutes if you use your computer all day.

Ignoring your ear health

You don’t have to look far to see at least one person with their ears blocked with earplugs or earphones. As trendy as these devices are, they can cause severe and even permanent damage to your hearing if you always use them with volumes tuned to the max. The inner parts of the ear contain delicate hair cells responsible for sending sound waves to the brain. High volumes can cause irreparable damage to these hair cells and your hearing. If you rely on hearing aid devices, ensure that you set your volumes correctly to suit your outside surroundings. Also, be sure to take good care of your devices and conduct the proper hearing aid troubleshooting if you notice any form of malfunctioning.  

Failing to set up your workstation properly

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If you work from home, you need to ensure that you set up your workstation in a way that will support your health. For example, you want to make sure that your desk isn’t too high or too low, as that will affect your neck and spine. Hunched shoulders and back can affect your musculoskeletal system and even lead to headaches and neck pains. Also, ensure that your knees, hips, wrists, and elbows are at healthy angles when working. 

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