5 Solutions to Breaking Your Unhealthiest Habits
The Habit: Nail Biting
Not only is chewing your nails unsightly, it's also unhealthy. Biting your nails increases your risk for catching a cold, breaks down tooth enamel and can cause dangerous infections.
The Solution: Polish
Whether you do 'em yourself (in one of spring's hottest colors) or schedule a biweekly manicure, you're way less likely to nibble when you think about how much time and money you've spent. (Not to mention how pretty they look.)
The Habit: Not Drinking Enough Water
Drinking enough water is beyond easy in theory, but when it comes to actually doing it, most people fall short. This could lead to dehydration, lackluster skin, digestive problems and weight gain. Yikes.
The Solution: Jazz It Up
We're all for staying hydrated, but let's face it: Water is booooring. Keep things interesting with this convenient infuser bottle that'll make getting that recommended two liters a breeze.
The Habit: You Overwork Yourself
High levels of stress can contribute to headaches, high blood pressure, anxiety, heart problems and a slew of other medical issues.
The Solution: Chill Out
Try to relax with a tool like Spire, an activity tracker that monitors your stress level and suggests solutions for calming down.
The Habit: You're Sitting Down All Day
You're basically chained to your desk (somebody's gotta finish that report), but did you know that sitting all day can increase your risk of diabetes, heart disease and even some cancers?
The Solution: Secret Workouts
No, we can't shorten your workday to allow for time at the gym, but we can show you three easy ways to sneak exercise into your daily life. (Hint: coffee-line calf raises.)
The Habit: You Put Off Going to the Doctor
Whether you're pressed for time or just plain don't wanna, not going to the doctor can be hugely detrimental to your health. You could be missing major warning signs or worrying about things that are no big deal.
The Solution: Phone It In
You use your phone for just about everything, from ordering food to finding a boyfriend. Why not download Sherpaa and shoot a quick text to your doc the next time something feels off?