11 Harmful Things We Do Every Day Without Realizing It

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4. Peeling apples

Almost all nutrients in vegetables and fruit are not always inside them. 100% of quercetin (an antioxidant that supports the health of the heart) is in the apple’s peel. Eating unpeeled apples is effective for preventing chronic diseases of the cardiovascular system. The most important thing is not to forget to wash them before eating, otherwise, there is a risk of catching an infection.

5. Setting a loud alarm

There is always a chance of oversleeping if you don’t hear a quiet alarm, that’s why many people set a high volume. Because of the loud noise, the blood pressure increases and so does the heartbeat.

A person is incredibly vulnerable in the early hours when the body is still relaxed. A loud noise can influence the health and cause stress, increasing the level of cortisol. If waking up like this continues for several days, weeks, or months, then there is a risk that this stress becomes chronic.

6. Checking e-mail often

Doctor Richard MacKinnon from the British Psychological Society’s Division of Occupational Psychology found out that e-mail is not only a valuable instrument of communication but also a source of stress and disappointment for many of us. As a result, our productivity drops.

Despite the fact that scientists are trying to make definitive rules for using e-mail to minimize the negative influence, it’s obvious that their recommendations can’t be the same for everyone. However, there are a few tips that are good for everyone:

  • don’t check your mail early in the morning, or late in the evening;
  • work first, and check mail later (of course, if it’s not an important part of your work process);
  • turn off push notifications about incoming mail.
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