An unhealthy diet lacks the essential nutrients our body needs. Instead, it contains the detrimental nutrients that can contribute to high blood pressure, obesity, malnutrition, and diseases due to its excessive calorie content, processed carbohydrates, salt, solid fats, and sugar. A diet laden with fatty meats, salty and sugary sweets, and other high calorie processed foods, can cause nutritional imbalance, producing symptoms of various deficiencies and diseases.
Fatty foods, when taken in moderation, can indeed benefit the heart by reducing total cholesterol in the blood. They have fatty acids which your body needs. However, not all fatty foods are healthy. Excessive consumption of fatty foods (saturated fats and trans fats) can increase the risks for coronary heart disease, abdominal pain and obesity, indigestion, insulin resistance, and other health problems associated with it.
Smoking, Drinking, Drugs
There are no health benefits with smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and abusing substances. They are deemed as addictive behaviors, and they are not normal or ordinary. They are compulsive and self-destructive. When you smoke, drink alcohol, or take drugs (LSD, heroine, cocaine, marijuana, and the like), they are developing an addiction, which they would find it difficult to let go. Addicts go to extreme efforts to sustain their addiction (like committing crimes to obtain money to support their addiction) despite the consequences. Once people give in to their addiction, they begin the process of damaging their health in all aspects. Addictions are never beneficial to health.
Too much Night Life
Night life is associated with spending night out and party with friends after work and consuming alcohol, cigarettes, and worse, drug abuse. Too much night life is one intentional way to lose sleep and to tire oneself to stay awake for fun without regards to health. Adjusting your lifestyle for excessive night life can do your body more harm than good. It can be a prelude to severe sleep deprivation.
Had a poor night’s sleep? Many of us have experienced sleepless nights, tossing and turning while trying to get a good night’s sleep. Whatever the reasons that cause us to lose sleep (caffeine consumption, excitement about the next day, too much night life), repeating occurrences of sleepless nights can cause negative effects on our health, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Sleeplessness, insomnia, or sleep deprivation is one of the most common health problems in the modern world, and one that brings numerous dangerous side effects. Among these are:
- Alcohol and substance abuse
- Ongoing anxiety and depression and fatigue.
- Concentration loss, decreasing memory function and cognitive ability, slurred speech
- Decreasing interest in activities, including hobbies and sex.
- Negative personality changes, hallucinations, irritability, lack of self-control, and career and personal problems.
- Associated with obesity, diabetes, headaches, nausea, hypertension, heart attack, heart failure, stroke, muscle pain and weakened immune system
Suffering from longer periods of deprived sleep can worsen the negative effects it brings. Its severity can add to a number of problems.
Keeping hatreds and enemies
Feeling a great sense of hatred can cause your heart great distress. It can cause mental stress and an unhealthy outburst of negative emotions (anger, grief, and thirst for revenge). A person full of hate is a mentally and emotionally unstable individual. No later will he find himself surrounded with enemies, and live a life full of threats, danger, and fear. What an unhealthy way to live life other than suffer from diseases! A life full of enemies is not life after all. To live a healthy lifestyle, keep away from negative emotions and avoid making enemies.