Published By: Jayati

5 surprisingly risky habits most see as safe - we bet you do no. 5 regularly!

Do you also take the risk of indulging in some Sunday snoozing?

We tend to think risky habits are all about biking on mountain cliffs, enjoying biryanis nightly, or having heated debates with our boss. But wait, there's more! Many everyday behaviours carry hidden risks we don't even notice. Terrifying, huh? Come on over, and let's uncover those sneaky dangers lurking in your daily routine. It's time to safeguard your life, soul, and body!

Sleeping on Sundays!

You know that feeling when the weekend hits and all you want to do is sleep in? Totally relatable! But here's the catch: binge sleeping on weekends to make up for lost shut-eye during the week might not be the best idea. Research suggests it can mess with your sleep routine, leaving you feeling even more tired. Moreover, it doesn't really fix the metabolic and heart health issues linked to poor sleep habits. So, instead of hitting snooze, it's better to stick to a consistent sleep schedule, even on weekends. After all, weekends are for making memories with friends and family, not just for staying in bed!

Keeping indoor plants! 

Do you have indoor plants at home? If so, it might be a good idea to check what kind they are – especially if you have kids or pets around. Here's the thing: While household plants are great for purifying the air, some of them can actually be harmful! Yep, surprising, right? Turns out, plants like daffodils, ivy, and iris contain toxic chemicals to fend off pests. So, if you've got these green beauties at home, make sure they're out of reach for your little ones and furry friends.

Exercising on your birthday! 

Staying active is fantastic for keeping your mind and body in tip-top shape, no doubt about it. It helps ward off illness, keeps you strong, and boosts agility. But too much of a good thing can be, well, not so good! Rest is just as crucial as exercise when it comes to fitness. Overdoing it at the gym can lead to injuries, excessive soreness, and even issues like stress and a low mood. This is especially important for older people, who might take longer to recover from exhaustion or injuries caused by too much exercise. Finding a moderate balance is key to staying fit, healthy, and safe as you age, so remember to give yourself a break. So, don't feel guilty about skipping the gym sometimes, especially on your birthday!

Following a ‘clean diet’! 

No, we're not suggesting you live on pizza now, but hear us out! With the whole healthy eating craze, there's this pressure to only eat 'clean' or 'whole' foods. But relying solely on fruits and veggies might leave you missing out on key nutrients like protein and healthy fats. That's why swearing off all processed foods isn't necessarily the way to go. Believe it or not, some processing can actually make food tastier and more nutritious. Also, being too strict with your diet could lead to problems like malnutrition or even eating disorders. Instead of banning entire food groups, it's all about finding that sweet spot of balance and moderation. After all, it's okay to indulge your taste buds every now and then, and who doesn't love a good pizza?

Drinking water!  

Drinking water is usually considered one of the safest things on Earth, right? It's one of the best things you can do for your body to stay hydrated and healthy. But have you ever stopped to think about how drinking water could potentially harm your body? Especially if you're sipping from those old plastic bottles! Plastic water bottles are a common household item, especially in India, and many of them contain bisphenol A, or BPA. BPA has been known to disrupt certain hormones in the body, like oestrogen levels. To steer clear of this issue, it's best to opt for bottles that are BPA-, BPS-, or BP-free. And it's high time to finally toss out those old soda bottles too!

Now that we've exposed your daring antics, it's time to steer clear of danger and enjoy a safer, more secure existence! You don't need to thank us—just keep scrolling for our next story!