Maintaining good gut health, regular exercise, managing stress, and getting enough sleep are helpful in boosting your body’s ability to fight disease and reduce your risk of disease.
However, according to Dr. Dex Bhavsar Savalia, an Ayurvedic expert, there are common habits that can harm your health.
Dr. Savalia identified five daily habits that can contribute to poor health and disease:
Eating very late at night
I go to bed very late at night
Dr. Savalia highlighted how our lifestyle can contribute to disease, from our eating habits to our sleep patterns. She explained that feeling hungry is a sign that the previous meal was properly digested. Hence, eating without appetite can put pressure on the liver, causing additional stress.
And the expert recommends eating only when you feel hungry, since overeating can lead to an upset in the gastrointestinal tract and a decrease in metabolism.
In addition, Dr. Savalia suggests stopping eating at 7:30 pm.
By stopping eating early and going to bed early, your digestive system will have enough time to digest everything that has been eaten during the day. This approach may promote optimal liver detoxification by avoiding late-night meals.
According to a health expert, not eating late at night can help you “maintain your weight, sugar and energy levels and, most importantly, your body’s ability to absorb nutrients from the food you eat.”
Dr. Savaglia explained that for optimal metabolic function, it is important to prioritize going to bed at 10:00 pm.
In her opinion, this is the best time to sleep, as it coincides with the peak of the metabolic activity of the body.
While multitasking may seem like a harmless habit, Dr. Savalia strongly discourages it. She warns that multitasking can lead to an increase in cortisol, the stress hormone in the body, which can increase the risk of autoimmune diseases and lifestyle disorders.
According to one study, the ability to multitask effectively is a rare trait, found in only 2.5% of the population. For most people, multitasking isn’t as effective as we think when we’re trying to multitask.
Research shows that when we perform complex tasks that require our active attention and constantly switch between them, our brains become less efficient, making mistakes more likely. While it may not immediately show up or affect routine tasks such as listening to music while walking or folding clothes while watching TV, it can have serious negative consequences in high-stakes situations or challenging tasks. And trying to multitask can be dangerous to our well-being.
A study from the University of London found that multitasking during cognitive tasks can lead to a significant drop in IQ.
The degree of lower IQ observed in the study was similar to people who stayed up one night or those who smoked marijuana, which is very worrying.
“Consciously doing one task at a time. It improves your work efficiency, reduces stress, and also makes you feel more satisfied and relaxed at the end of the day,” says Dr. Savalia.
And while health organizations advise everyone to exercise at least 150 minutes a week, Dr. Savalia believes that excessive exercise is a real problem.
“Exercise beyond your capacity can tire you out,” she warned.
Excessive pressure on yourself can lead to a number of health problems, including disorders such as bleeding, shortness of breath, coughing, fever, extreme thirst, and even vomiting.
Dr. Savalia stresses that moderation is key when it comes to exercise and that maintaining a healthy lifestyle requires regular physical activity.