5 Everyday Things You've Probably Been Doing Wrong Your Whole Life

Breathing

Breathing

Yes, it's an involuntary thing and if you didn't do it you'd die. We know that. The problem is that scientists reckon that the majority of us breathe using only the top third or so of our lungs. What we should be doing is breathing deeper and using our whole lungs, so that our bellies expand with the breath.

Apparently, this is related to stress (yes, a lot of us know that already too). If you breathe slower and deeper, you can not only lower your stress levels, but also your blood pressure and even increase physical performance.

Leaving The Toilet Seat Up

Leaving The Toilet Seat Up

Each time you flush the toilet with the lid up, little molecules of you-know-what fly up in to the air and get themselves all over everything ....you know, like your toothbrush!

There's a simple fix here, folks...



Sleeping

Sleeping

We all have obligations that often make us put getting enough sleep second to all the other boxes we have to tick. Then there's those people who sleep too much.

The fact is, if you aren't getting between 7 and 8 hours per night, this can have serious repercussions health-wise and can eve shorten your life considerably.

Sitting

Sitting

You probably sit down too much. I'm making that assumption because the modern world has catered to you being able to sit at every available opportunity - at work, in a doctor's waiting room, in front of the television, etc.

Scientists reckon that if you don't get up and walk around at regular intervals throughout each and every day, you are putting your health at risk where your cardiovascular system is concerned, and can even make you more at risk of diabetes.



Brushing Your Teeth

Brushing Your Teeth

If you're like me, this whole time you've been brushing horizontally. However, experts say that it's a far more effective job when you brush vertically. They also tell us that anything less than two minutes simply will not do.

You're welcome.