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Habits That Contribute to Early Death

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Hot pockets that spell the difference in your health as time goes by:

Poor Nutrition

The daily diet is your best defense against the ageing process. Climb the stairs of the Official Food Pyramid each and every day to reach a higher level of health. Forget over the counter vitamins and get vitamins and minerals naturally from the foods you eat.


The body's skeleton is designed to support your recommended weight and nothing more. Any excess weight applies pressure and undue stress to the joints and muscles, thus wearing them out before their time.

The unfavorable consequences can include extreme pain - particularly in the back and legs; the need for a cane, a walker or a wheelchair; mental fog, and the surrendering of your independence.

Over the Counter (OTC) Medications

Many started out as prescription drugs with significant health risks, yet most individuals don't think twice before pill-popping. Got a headache? Take a tablet. But taking an OTC can trigger life-long effects such as liver damage, kidney damage or heart damage.

Example: Health studies indicate that individuals are at a higher risk for heart attack when an OTC pain reliever is placed into the equation.

At the time of our discomfort, it's far too easy to reach for a temporary cure in a bottle. The sad fact is that the temporary cure often comes with unwanted side-effects and lasting health effects. Therefore, weigh the risks before downing that cure which you may regret later in life.


Overworked kidneys and a pickled liver. What more could the Grim Reaper wish for? Needless to say, you'll live longer and remain healthier without habit-forming spirits.


Comes with four times the risks associated with the severely obese. Wow - what a wake-up call. Smoking not only comes with dangerous risks for the internal self, but also the external - creating premature lines and wrinkles which accentuate the ageing process.

If you smoke - stop. If you don't, then ask a smoker their take before you pick up the habit.

The odds are overwhelming that they'll assure you that you don't need an unwanted loose smoker's cough, respiratory issues, the breath of T-Rex associated with tobacco, the steep cancer risks, the unwanted wrinkles around the mouth, the stained teeth and so forth.

Lack of Sleep

The inability to sleep is accompanied with miserable consequences.

Amid the late hour, it might be fun to sit up and play but one pays the Sandman Fiddler the following day.

The sleepless driver is equal to the drunk driver - and that's quite scary in itself. Lack of sleep also put stress on the brain, as well as the body - making it susceptible to illness.

Lack of Activity

Increasing activity is a cool key in curing 'lack of sleep'. Due to our non-physical days in the modern world (for a good many of us) our bodies don't receive the activity it requires in order to keep strong and fit.

When coupled with a poor diet, the result over a period of years, equals a poor state of health. The individual chances loosing vibrancy, muscle mass, bone mass, balance and agility.

Keeping active also keeps the metabolism burning at a higher rate, the digestive system running smoothly, and the ability to empty waste without issue.

In Summary

In conclusion - one is never to late to increase their life span. The things that we do today really do matter. As we age, we are faced with increasing health risks. Doing all that we can NOW in preparation for our senior years can and will make a difference!

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