We all have some bad habits, that's okay it's a human thing. What's important is identifying them and taking steps to gradually get rid of them for a better life quality. These are the most common health mistakes among women, that are totally not worth it! Come on ladies, let's be strong and follow the light into better health.
Skipping the doctor. It's important to have regular breast exams and pap smears for women in order to identify early signs of trouble, at least once a year. Make the time, go through the waiting and the paper work, it's worth it.
Drinking your calories. Juices, Alcohol, Coffee drinks, Jamba Juice etc. are notorious calorie bombs. You might not even realize how much calories your consuming on a daily basis. It's a good idea to limit sweet drink consumption to twice a week at most in order to avoid weight gain creeping up on you.
Sunbathing. Don't sabotage your skin for a little color. Frying on the sun to be bronze or skipping sunscreen puts us at a big risk of premature aging, and skin cancer. So again, not worth it! Use the spray on tan if you MUST.
Skipping breakfast. As much as you don't feel like eating in the morning, force it in and eventually your body will get used to it. When we're asleep our metabolism slows down drastically, and breakfast is a crucial part of starting it back up in the morning. Your energy levels will suffer if you skip it.
Avoiding the weights. Lifting weights won't make you bulk up like a dude because of hormone differences,It would take forever and with very intense lifting. Instead lifting some 20/30 lb weights in the morning will boost your metabolism for the rest of the day and if you're trying to lose weight and get slim, it will make the results faster.
Smoking. Well if the obvious risks of smoking such as cancers and premature death aren't enough, think of the dehydration of skin, tooth decay and staining, early wrinkles and pregnancy complications. Not worth it.
Sleep deprivation. There should me no excuses for under-sleeping. Sleep deprivation is related to weight gain, depression, anxiety, heart disease, and insulin resistance, not to mention tiredness and low alertness which can lead to accidents. Getting a good 6-8 hours a night should be one of your top priorities.