SIMPLE HEALTH HABITS YOU’RE DOING WRONG:
✗ Applying Sunscreen – If you wash your hands afterward, you’re leaving that crucial surface exposed to harmful UV rays.
✗ Battling Back Pain – Lying down for a prolonged period of time is one of the worst things you can do for low-back pain. Opt for low-impact activities, such as walking or swimming.
✗ Cleaning Contact Lenses – Never top up the solution in your lens case. Leftover solution is sapped of its disinfecting power. Start with a fresh refill each time.
✗ Cleaning a Wound – Using hydrogen peroxide kills off a type of cell that’s crucial for repairing damaged tissue. Just use soap and water, then cover with an adhesive bandage.
✗ Drying Your Hands – Skip electric hand dryers. Your best bet is still the paper towel route, which reduces microbe levels on your palms by nearly 60%.
✗ Flossing Your Teeth – Do it after brushing to enable removal of microscopic debris between your teeth and to help transfer your toothpaste’s fluoride into the crevices between teeth.
✗ Sanitizing Your Counters – It’s wrong to assume that all cleaners disinfect. That blue stuff you spray on windows may be great on glass, but it’s a dud as a disinfectant. Read product labels.
✗ Taking a Shower – Serious scrubbing every day can remove the outermost layer of skin’s oils and lipids, which help fend off dryness. If you need to shower daily, make it a quick rinse.
– Condensed from MensHealth.com