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Daily habits that increase your risk of getting sick

 Health & Lifestyle Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 08:32 PM, 23 October 2020  

Daily habits that increase your risk of getting sick

Daily habits that increase your risk of getting sick

We are all blessed with immune systems that fight off invaders at all times, but some viruses do manage to make it through and infect us. Catching a cold is something many of us experience every year, but it doesn't have to be this way.

There are a number of daily habits that we never realized were harming our health. Luckily, there's a few simple changes that can make us less likely to catch a dreaded cold, and in this gallery, you'll learn all about them.

Avoid these habits and prevent yourself from catching a cold- 

You bite your nails

Nail-biting is a sure way to get germs into your body.

You don't wash your hands properly

We all know how important it is to wash our hands, but many of us rush the process. Use soap, warm water, and wash them thoroughly for at least 20 seconds.

You don't drink enough water

Not drinking enough water puts you at risk of dehydration, which negatively impacts your body's ability to process and flush out toxins, weakening your immune system.

You're under a lot of stress at work

Chronic stress can make you more vulnerable to developing diseases. If you're experiencing burnout, you're more susceptible to catching a cold.

You consume too much sugar

A diet rich in sugar is detrimental to your health in general. This includes a negative impact in gut bacteria, which plays a vital role in your immune system.

You don't change your clothes when you get home

Did you know that if a sick person coughs or sneezes around you, their saliva or mucous can hang on to your clothes? Do we need to say more?

You don't hug

Hugging has an anti-stress effect. According to a study, snuggling can actually ward off colds. Just maybe don't do it with anyone that currently has a cold.

You're using the wrong soap/hand sanitizer

Antibacterial soap can actually kill good bacteria and lead to bacterial resistance. Colds are caused by viruses, and not bacteria, so opt for regular soap and water.

You take the elevator

Elevator buttons are touched by lots of people, so they're covered in germs. Not only that, but by taking the elevator you will be less active, and exercise can help you fight against viruses.

You workout too much

While exercising is beneficial for your health, too much of it can be detrimental. The constant release of stress hormones following exercise can increase your risk of catching a cold.