When it comes to unhealthy habits, it’s pretty hard to think of any that are as bad as smoking. But just because you don’t light up on a regular basis doesn’t mean you’re in the clear. This Yahoo News article highlights 6 common unhealthy habits and how you can change them. As you can imagine, we were pretty happy to see that the article’s first recommendation for a healthier life involves using a standing desk.
However, some of the others were health hazards I was unaware of – like the fact that cooking with natural gas can release contaminants like carbon monoxide into the air at levels similar to second-hand smoke. Smoke from cooking oil can also contaminate the air and irritate your lungs, so it’s time for me to take a crash course in something called “smoke point”.
Quite frankly, I’ve got a lot of reading to do now, so before I go educate myself on vegetarian cooking and vent hood usage, I’ll perform a public service and share some links to solutions to these issues. So, get comfortable at your standing desk, munch on a healthy snack and check out these links to a healthier life:
Too Much Sitting – Try a standing desk or sit-stand desk solution (betcha didn’t see that one coming)
Meat/cheese heavy diet – Try eating more vegetable proteins and serving more veggie entrees
Gas stove indoor air pollution – Cook on the back burners and keep your vent hood clean
Cooking oil smoke and fumes – Learn the smoke points of different oils and use the healthiest ones
Indoor Tanning – Don’t use tanning beds. Ever. The End. (If you feel you must tan, use a lotion)
Lack of Sleep – Turn off the tv, lay off the caffeine, and try natural remedies before relying on meds.