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8 Childhood Habits That Are Destroying Your Health

8 Childhood Habits That Are Destroying Your Health

Do you have any nasty habits what are they actually never mind I don't want all the dirty details but if you do have habits good or bad  many of them stem from your younger years

Let's talk about childhood habits that you need to break , Do you still look around a heavy backpack about bite your nails ?

Wait you don't drink milk by the gallon anymore , Do you ?

        1.       Drinking Lots Of  Milk

It's common knowledge these days that drinking lots of milk into your adult years is unnecessary while a cool refreshing glass as a grown-up does feel great

Milk consumption is especially crucial during your developing years after all a single glass contains around 29% of your daily calcium intake from birth

Children are fed breast milk they're recommended  low-fat milk after the age of two while milk does help us build strong bones and teeth . The need for it decreases as we age in fact experts claim that too much milk may actually be bad for you.

 A recent study conducted on 60,000 middle-aged women and 45,000 middle-aged men suggested that three or more glasses a day was associated with bone fractures and mortality if you're a grown adult.

This evidence is compelling enough to make you want to put that third glass of milk down your grandfather may still call you kid but you aren't a child anymore.

       2.       Carrying A Heavy Backpack

Much like drinking milk the effects of carrying a heavy backpack as we age are shown to be serious also like milk , this is something we begin doing as a little one

The backpack routine normally commences with toddlers as they lug around a tiny school bag appropriate for their size over time not only do they grow larger but so do their bags larger and heavier

This becomes a problem did you know that most parents don't check the weight of their child's backpack ,your kid could have bricks in there and you wouldn't even know it .Fortunately that's not the case hopefully but the average kid  is carrying an estimated 18 point 4 pounds to and from school it's recommended that they carry no more than 10 to 20 percent of their body weight if it's more the results can be devastating on their back.

Have you ever heard of rucksack palsy ?

This condition describes damage done to the back due to carrying heavy bags the weight of the bags supported by the straps puts pressure on to your brachial plexus while it's mostly common with hikers and soldiers regular backpackers  can feel these effects over time

Rucksack palsy can be characterized by numbness tingling and overall pain throughout your upper body. it's normally brought on by overloading our bags.

If this routine starts as children you better believe our backs will be feeling the wrath of rucksack despite ongoing warnings of this condition more and more.

People are strapping heavy bags onto their backs if carrying one is necessary just try and lighten your load .

       3.       Not Wearing Sunscreen

There was a reason our parents applied our sunscreen as kids without them we probably wouldn't have done it at all even if you are putting it on you're probably not doing it properly it's estimated that one in four children wear sunscreen outside.

 Their sunscreen habits are normally shown to be influenced by their parents , This goes on to affect them later in life.

Fewer than 15% of men and 30% of women apply sunscreen to their face on the regular.

While natural sunlight is needed for our skin to survive , you need to put on a proper amount of sun protection

Trust me , you don't want Melanoma

Melanoma is a deadly type of skin cancer that can be brought on by overexposure to sunlight

were you aware that five severe sunburns before the age of 20 can increase your risk of melanoma by over 80 percent so do yourself a favor and grab that bottle of sunscreen . Your days of perusing the beach with a metal detector should be done without a worry of skin cancer.

       4.        Biting Your Nails

This one should be a given but apparently some of you still need a reminder while about fifty percent of kids from the ages of ten to eighteen bite their nails, little did we know it's actually a sign of emotional imbalance .

 If we continue this habit throughout adult years expect several unpleasant results the gross habit can produce nasty health issues including :  inflammation,  infection and sickness.

 when you bite off significant pieces of your fingernail you leave the skin underneath exposed to harmful bacteria this includes bacteria in your mouth . Both bacteria and pathogens can result in an infection known as paronychia.

 This can leave your fingertips with swelling redness and pus to add on to the problem you can also contract a stomach virus by consuming the germs from your fingernails.

Not to mention bacteria can also create ingrown nails and facial warts

       5.       Eating Too Quickly

Eating slowly can reduce the risk of  heart disease and obesity if we begin teaching this to our children . They'll be much healthier

 It's recommended that people take longer than 20 minutes to eat their meals this way your body has time to tell your brain that you're full.

Children are eating way too quickly in a study conducted on Japanese school girls between 2008 to 2013 it was discovered that slower eating prevented obesity

Several more studies have been done stating that despite the evidence that quick eating is terrible for children most are eating too quickly

Without proper education you can easily fall victim to this habit as an adult the average meals last about 11 minutes , some breakfasts and some dinners are less than 2 minutes . it all depends on how hectic your schedule is.

 The next time you have a large meal in front of you take time to enjoy it

        6.        Not Properly Brushing

Whether you eat slowly or quickly you need to brush your teeth and it kind of helps if you do it properly while children past the ages of 6 are normally capable of brushing their own .

Parents often neglect to inspect the condition of their teeth.
If  you grow up without the proper model to follow , you may continue on with your bad brushing techniques we've all been there when you're a child being asked to brush your teeth is like being forced to do heavy labor . But think about the health benefits it has in the long run

Adults who brush their teeth typically brush for no longer than 45 seconds this is not long enough to remove plaque.

 In Australia half of adults don't brush their teeth more than twice a day and if you're a child there's only a 1 and 3 chance that you're brushing the sufficient amount

This is already a major issue  : were you aware the 26 percent of adults between the ages of 20 and 64 have untreated tooth decay ?

it's time to begin brushing teeth longer and more often .

       7.       Chewing On  Your Pen

 The acting of biting the end of your pencil is often therapeutic . we do it in times of severe stress or anxiety sometimes we're also just bored

we all remember those times in science class right! before the big exam it's terrifying

will I pass ! will i fail ! who knows !

what better way to put your mind at ease than to nibble the cap of your pen ,  just pray that ink doesn't burst.

 Even though it starts out as a juvenile pastime the habit often carries on into your adult years .

Believe it or not there are health consequences to chewing on pens seriously while you're busy gnawing away at your writing utensil here's something to consider chewing your pen is a major contributor tocracked or damaged teeth.

 I guess too much of any food  is bad for you if that's not enough to convince you to quit pens also carry strains of bacteria if it's been passed from person to person it builds up potential viruses once bitten into .

       8.        Constantly Using Your Phone

this one is extremely important over 45% of US children between 10 and 12 own smartphones and they stick to those devices like glue .

For any kids reading  if you hear your parents bickering in your ear about going outside and enjoying life try your best to listen to them .

You don't want to end up staring at your phone for the rest of your days after all cell phone addiction  is a real thing .

People touch their phone screens an average of twenty six hundred times a day . This includes everything from :scrolling , swiping and clicking .

If that's not enough to convince you to give it a rest  , how about this :

The average person spends an estimated  3 hours and  15  minutes on their phones

Turn the iPhone off  and  go for a walk , it'll clear your mind of everything happening on Twitter .

Are you still falling victim to these habits  ?

Have you  kicked  any ?

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