Top 10 Worst Female Health Habits

Written By All Video Subscribers on Sunday, April 1, 2012 | 3:29 PM


Top 10 Worst Female Health Habits

From workouts to healthy diets, many of us make an effort to look after ourselves. However, we could be compromising our health on a daily basis without even knowing it. It includes everything, from carrying heavy handbags to wearing crippling heels. In order to improve the health, we have listed 10 worst female habits that you should try to break...



1. Wearing heels


More and more of us are opting to wear heels on a daily basis, and this could be bad news for our health. High heels affect our posture, put pressure on joints, and can lead to a range of conditions including arthritis, hammer toes, back pain and tendon injuries “ and that's before you take into account any heel-related accidents! To minimize damage, limit your heels to 1.5 inches for daily wear, and wear insoles to help reduce the pressure on joints.


With the rising number of gadgets and accessories the majority of women haul around, many of us are carrying around several pounds of weight on our shoulders every day. As a result, lots of us are also putting our long term health at risk. While you may not feel the effects right now, lugging around a heavy handbag can lead to serious back problems and neck pain as well as poor posture. Don't wait until the damage is done รข€“ do your health a favour and try clearing out all non-essential items and switching to a smaller bag.


Most of us have succumbed to the temptation to sleep in our post-party makeup at some point. However, leaving makeup on overnight “ along with the dirt and oil that naturally accumulates on skin throughout the day “is a quick route to clogged pores, congested skin and spots. Sleeping with mascara and eye makeup on can also affect your health by causing eye irritation, bloodshot eyes or even infection.


From networking drinks to first dates and social events, there are many instances when women may feel compelled to keep up with the drinking habits of the opposite sex. However, women not only tend to weigh less than men but they have less body water to dilute the alcohol, which means they tend to get more drunk more quickly. To minimize the risks of alcohol on your health, try to keep within the recommended guidelines for alcohol consumption and alternate alcohol with soft drinks
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