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11 HABITS THAT ARE WORTH TAKING ON YOUR LIFE

PRIMARY AIM IS TO BE HEALTHY

By Shah Fahad KarimPublished 3 months ago 5 min read
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1) MAINTAING CLEANLINESS OF BLANKET:

That's some great advice! Bedding hygiene is crucial for a good night's sleep and overall health. Regularly washing blankets and sheets helps keep everything clean and fresh. As for ironing, you've highlighted both perspectives well. Some prefer the crispness and potential disinfecting benefits of ironing, while others appreciate the time-saving aspect of skipping it. It's all about personal preference in the end.

2) CLEANING YOUR HEADPHONES:

To save time while ironing, use foil on the ironing board and fold and iron multiple sheets at once. This leaves time for fun activities, like folding towels creatively! Since headphones touch our body a lot, it's important to keep them clean. Manufacturers recommend using spirit wipes weekly. Store headphones in a dry, clean place to prevent damage. If you have leftover wipes, use them to clean your house and keys. Keys can attract dust too, so keeping them clean is a good idea.

3) WASHING YOUR FEET:

Taking care of your feet is crucial! They don't get thoroughly cleaned in the shower due to their unique skin without oil glands but with many sweat glands. Over time, neglect can make them rough. Regularly washing your feet and using a scrub or pumice stone helps remove rough skin, keeping them soft and healthy. It's an essential part of self-care to prevent problems in the long run.

4) CLEANING YOUR WIRES:

Who knew toothpaste could be such a versatile cleaner? It's not just for teeth—it can also spruce up your gadgets and sneakers! Wires tend to gather dust over time, but a dab of white, non-gel toothpaste and a soft brush can make them look fresh again. Similarly, for white sneakers, apply toothpaste with a brush on the dirty spots, wait, wipe, and presto—good as new! Just remember, stick to non-gel white toothpaste to avoid any unintended coloring on your sneakers. It's a handy DIY cleaning trick that keeps things looking crisp and tidy.

5) GOOGLE DEFOGGING:

Toothpaste has hidden talents! You don't need pricey defogging gels for goggles anymore. Apply a bit of toothpaste to each lens of your sunglasses, add water, rinse, and wipe for crystal-clear vision. Plus, toothpaste can brighten up silver jewelry and tarnished coins. Coins tend to collect grime and germs, so giving them a brush is smart. Money carries loads of bacteria—studies found over 3,000 types on dollar bills! Washing hands before and after handling cash is a good idea. Licking fingers while counting bills spreads germs, so it's best to avoid that. Try writing a note on a bill—it might come back to you as a fun surprise.

6) CLEAN YOUR SMARTPHONES:

Taking care of your immune system is crucial, and one way to help is by keeping your frequently touched items clean. Your smartphone, remote controller, and keyboard are hotspots for germs, so aim to clean them weekly. Using special wipes or basic antiseptics helps sanitize your smartphone, but remember, don't apply these directly to the device. Instead, put a bit on a dry cloth or cotton pad and gently wipe the phone. Avoid pressing too hard or getting liquid into the device's openings to prevent damage. It's all about keeping things clean without harming your gadgets.

7) DO YOUR OWN LOOFAH:

Taking care of your bathing tools is important for hygiene. Loofahs, while great for exfoliation, can trap dirt and bacteria. Washing them with soap and water before and after each use helps keep them clean. Natural or synthetic washcloths can be used for about six months before needing replacement, while sponges should be replaced at least once a month to ensure cleanliness and effectiveness. Regularly swapping out these items maintains their hygiene and usefulness in your daily routine.

8) CUT OFF THE LABLES:

Those itchy clothing labels can be bothersome. Removing them when you buy new clothes can save you from discomfort. If you're worried about losing care instructions, take a picture of the label before snipping it off. Create a dedicated folder on your smartphone to store these images, making it easy to reference your clothing care routines whenever needed. It's a handy way to keep track without the itch.

9) MOVE:

Movement is key to staying active and healthy. You don't always need fancy gym equipment—stairs and your legs are perfect tools for exercise. Simple habits like taking a short daily walk to the store or opting for stairs over elevators can do wonders for muscle tone and lung health. Plus, there are psychological perks too! At work, choosing the farther restroom or parking spot adds extra steps to your day, making a meaningful difference. Every step counts toward a healthier you.

10) POSTURE:

Good posture offers numerous benefits, from reducing ligament pressure to boosting confidence. If sitting or walking straight is a challenge, setting reminders on your smartphone wallpaper, fridge, or desk can help build the habit of maintaining better posture. Some even use props like straight sticks or rulers along the spine to help them stay aware of their posture throughout the day. Small reminders and conscious efforts can go a long way toward improving posture and reaping its many advantages.

11) JUNK FOOD:

Creating a list of healthier alternatives for your favorite junk foods is a smart move. Substituting greasy chips with spiced baked potatoes, replacing chocolate with dates or raw candies, and opting for chilled apple slices or watermelon instead of ice cream are great swaps. Veggies like carrot and celery sticks with hummus make a satisfying replacement for fries with cheese sauce. Storing veggies in a jar of cold water can keep them fresh longer. Stocking up on these healthier options in advance makes it easier to choose them when hunger strikes. It's a proactive way to enjoy delicious alternatives while steering clear of the tempting but less healthy choices

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