Why this Actually Good Living Habit Isn’t Absolutely Healthy?

Why this Actually Good Living Habit Isn't Absolutely Healthy? You may assume that it’s generally a good living habit to make your bed, even if you don’t actually do it. Read on to find out why you should never make your bed
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If you make your bed every morning which is an actually good living habit, you’re in a minority. According to a survey of 68,000 people by Hunch.com, only 27 percent reported making their bed, while 59 percent said they do not (another lucky 12 percent paid someone to make their bed for them).

 

You may assume that it’s generally a good living habit to make your bed, even if you don’t actually do it. Your mother probably told you to make yours, after all, and it certainly looks tidier, especially if unexpected company shows up.

 

But if you refuse to make your bed, here is a good reason to support your habit (keep this one up your sleeve for all of those messy bed naysayers in your life).

 

A Made Bed Makes a Perfect Home for Dust Mites

 

The average bed may be home to 1.5 million dust mites. These tiny creatures (each is less than 1 millimeter long) don’t bite or burrow into your skin, but they do feed on your dead skin and hair. This is gross, though not particularly dangerous.

 

However, dust mites also poop in your bed, and their fecal pellets, as well as their body fragments, create an allergen that can be harmful to people with allergies and asthma. It’s estimated that 10 percent of Americans are sensitive to dust mite allergen.

 

Now here’s the thing about dust mites. In order to survive they use small glands on their bodies to soak up water from their environment. During a night of sleep, the dampness of your nice warm sheets (however slight it may seem to you) provides just the type of environment that dust mites love.

 

In the morning, if you jump out of bed and quickly make it again, you’re preserving that damp, warm environment that makes dust mites thrive. On the other hand, research by Dr. Stephen Pretlove of Kingston University London found that leaving your bed unmade allows the moisture to dry out, which means the dust mites become dehydrated and eventually die.

 

If you simply can’t stand an untidy bed, at least leave your bed unmade while you shower and have breakfast. This should give it sufficient time to air out before you put the covers back into place.

 

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The Case For Making Your Bed

 

Dust mites aside, there are many good reasons to consider making your bed each morning if you don’t already. Among them are happiness and well-being.

 

Remember that Hunch.com survey? It also found that bed makers are more likely to be happy than non-bed-makers (71 percent versus 62 percent, respectively).

 

And according to Psychology Today:

 

“Bed makers are also more likely to like their jobs, own a home, exercise regularly, and feel well rested, whereas non-bed-makers hate their jobs, rent apartments, avoid the gym, and wake up tired. All in all, bed makers are happier and more successful than their rumple-sheeted peers.”

 

Making your bed also gives you a sense of accomplishment first thing in the morning. Your morning routine sets the tone for the rest of your day, so you might as well start out on a productive note.

 

Elite Daily reported a nice little quote from Naval Admiral William McRaven at a University of Texas, Austin commencement speech:

 

“If you make your bed every morning, you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride and it will encourage you to do another task and another and another.

 

By the end of the day, that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed. Making your bed will also reinforce the fact that little things in life matter.”

 

A National Sleep Foundation poll even found that people who make their bed every day or almost every day are 19 percent more likely to say they get a good night’s sleep (and in this poll 88 percent made their beds at least a few days a week).

 

New York Times best-selling author on happiness Gretchen Rubin also told Elite Daily that bed making is the good living habit people mention most often when asked what led to their happiness. She said:

 

“It’s a pretty trivial thing, but over and over people say that getting control of this little action makes them feel more in control of their life, generally.”

 

Considering it only takes a minute, why not try it out and see if this is true for you? (But only after letting it air out first! Dust mites … eww.)

 

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Why Actually Long Hot Showers Are Absolutely Not Good?

 

Why Actually Long Hot Showers Are Absolutely Not Good? Read on here to understand the link between taking long hot showers and Vitamin D deficiency.
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Vitamin D deficiency, which is generally defined as a serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations ≤20 ng/mL (50 nmol/L), is incredibly common in the United States.

 

Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey suggests nearly 42 percent of adults are deficient, and this rises to 82 percent among African Americans and 69 percent among Hispanics.

 

A low vitamin D level is not only incredibly easy to fix – simply get more sun exposure on a regular basis or take a vitamin D3 supplement – it’s incredibly important to fix as well.

 

Vitamin D deficiency is linked to chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer, which are two of the leading causes of death in the United States.

 

Most often vitamin D deficiency is the result of spending too much time indoors and using sunscreen every time you’re in the sun (which blocks your body’s natural vitamin D production).

 

However, there are some other little-known causes of widespread vitamin D deficiency that may surprise you. Case in point – taking long hot showers.

 

Taking Long Hot Showers Might Lead to Vitamin D Deficiency

 

A 2007 study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism revealed a conundrum: low vitamin D levels among surfers and skateboarders in Hawaii, a population with the equivalent of 11 hours of full-body sun exposure per week, with little to no reported sunscreen use.

 

The subjects had vitamin D levels of around 30 ng/ml. Comparatively, dark-skinned hunter-gatherers in Africa have levels of 50 ng/ml. Darker skin pigmentation reduces vitamin D production in the skin, so, as John Cannell, MD of the Vitamin D Council put it:

 

“Why would light-skinned sun-drenched outdoor sport enthusiasts in Hawaii have an average level of 30 ng/ml, while very dark-skinned hunter-gatherers in Africa have levels of 50 ng/ml?”

 

The answer, he theorized, may be found in a 1937 paper that is largely ignored today. The authors found that taking long hot showers which lead to excessive washing of human skin “by the usual methods” removes vitamin D and its precursors from the outer layer of human skin, and removing it tends to produce a deficiency of vitamin D.

 

As Dr. Cannell noted:

 

“Assuming the African hunter-gatherers do not take showers twice a day that so many cosmetically brainwashed Americans do, then simple water, especially soapy water, routinely washes off oils containing vitamin D in modern humans. This means we must add soap and frequent long hot showering to the list of things that explain why modern vitamin D levels continue to decline, decade after decade.”

 

The take-home message is this: if you’ve been out in the sun for an hour or two, resist the urge to take a long hot shower right after you get home – even if you were exercising. Instead, give your body time to absorb the valuable vitamin D precursors on the surface of your skin before you wash them away with soap and water.

 

Why a Low-Cholesterol Diet Might be Detrimental for Your Vitamin D Levels

 

The cholesterol precursor 7-dehydrocholesterol in your skin is converted into vitamin D following sun exposure. As you age, the concentration of 7-dehydrocholesterol in your skin declines, and it’s thought this is one reason why the ability to produce vitamin D declines with age.

 

According to Chris Masterjohn:

 

“One of cholesterol’s many functions in the body is to act as a precursor to vitamin D. Vitamin D can also be obtained from foods. Interestingly, foods that provide this vitamin — all of which are animal foods — tend to be high in cholesterol.

 

Since cholesterol is a precursor to vitamin D, inhibiting the synthesis of cholesterol will also inhibit the synthesis of vitamin D. Since sunlight is required to turn cholesterol into vitamin D, avoiding the sun will likewise undermine our ability to synthesize vitamin D. And since vitamin D-rich foods are also rich in cholesterol, low-cholesterol diets are inherently deficient in vitamin D.”

 

Foods such as sardines, shrimp, butter and egg yolks are naturally rich in both cholesterol and vitamin D, but many people avoid them.

 

For the record, the government panel charged with updating the U.S. dietary guidelines recommended that the cholesterol limit be removed from the 2015 guidelines.

 

The panel’s report noted “cholesterol is not a nutrient of concern for overconsumption,” and eliminated the 300 milligram per day cholesterol limit that’s been a part of past years’ guidelines.

 

So feel free to include healthy cholesterol-rich foods in your diet without fear that you’re harming your health. On the contrary, you’re doing your health a favor.

 

Keep in mind, however, that even if you eat vitamin-D-rich foods, it’s difficult to get enough vitamin D from diet alone. Some experts believe adults may need 4,000 to 8,000 IUs of vitamin D daily to maintain optimal levels (levels associated with cancer prevention). For comparison, there is only 49 IUs of vitamin D in a 100-gram serving of egg yolk and 56 IUs in the equivalent amount of butter.

 

If You Are Obese, You Need More Vitamin D

 

If you’re obese, you’re at an increased risk of vitamin D deficiency as well. Some scientists have suggested that vitamin D, a fat-soluble vitamin, gets absorbed by fat tissue in obese people, thereby lowering levels that make it into the bloodstream.

 

However, evidence showing that vitamin D collects in fat tissue is lacking. Instead, it’s thought that the vitamin D simply gets “diluted” throughout your body if you have more mass than a normal-weight person, which means your levels are likely to dip if you aren’t getting enough from sun exposure or supplementation.

 

Sun exposure remains the best way to get your vitamin D levels up, as your body can produce 10,000 to 25,000 IU of vitamin D after just 15 minutes in the sun.

 

A supplement is your next best option. Look for high-quality vitamin D3, like that found in Super Joint Support (1,000 IUs of vitamin D3 in every serving, plus joint pain relief too).

 

Finally, be sure to have your vitamin D levels tested regularly (at least once a year if not more). This is the only way to know if you need to increase your vitamin D supplementation and/or sun exposure accordingly.

 

Your goal is not just to avoid deficiency; it’s to get your levels into a high enough range for the health protection to occur. Research suggests a level between 50 to 80 ng/ml is optimal.

 

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If you are suffering from any type of back pain, neck pain or sciatica, I urge you to learn more about this breakthrough new treatment. Click HERE to learn more