12. Procrastinating on Health-Related Matters
It is essential to regularly check your blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels for if these three key elements are heightened, they are the biggest silent risk factors that contribute to fatalistic ailments, such as diabetes, heart diseases and strokes.
Research reveals that adults in their mid-50s tend to have a 90% risk of developing high blood pressure, even if they never experienced its symptoms throughout their lives. So, if you believe that you didn’t develop hypertension throughout your life, you won’t develop it in your 50s, that’s just wishful thinking.
Statistics reveal that obesity is one of the gravest and greatest risk factors that contribute to the development of heart diseases. Nearly 72% of men and 64% of women in the US are obese or overweight, which also puts them at a greater risk for developing heart ailments.
14. Diet Full of Empty Calories
If your diet is brimming with meals that are extremely high in fats, sugar and oil, you are devouring empty calories that contain very few, and in most cases non-existent, nutrients to energize your body. Research reveals that a diet that is largely based on empty calories contributes to the risk factors that lead to obesity and diabetes.
Instead, create your daily diet with nutrient-rich superfoods, such as eggs, fruits, vegetables, seafood, beans, peas, whole grains, unsalted nuts, essential oils and seeds. Take some low-fat milk, fat-free yogurt, poultry and lean meats to create a healthy balance and tasteful variety.