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.

 

Watch this Video HERE – Your mom was wrong; here’s why you should never make your bed

 

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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How to Really Keep a Good Posture in 17 Steps?

 

How to Really Keep a Good Posture in 17 Steps?  Bad posture is a leading cause of back and neck pain, aching shoulders and even headaches. Read here to find out how you can keep a good posture to stop your pain.
The Best Chair to Keep a Good Posture and End All Your Body Pains

 

Remember how your mom always told you to keep a good posture by standing up straight? She knew what she was talking about! When you slump and slouch, the bad posture that results is a leading cause of back and neck pain, aching shoulders and even headaches.

 

As you might suspect, sitting or standing for long periods with bad posture stresses and strains muscles throughout your body, eventually leading to muscle imbalances as they become progressively used to being out of proper alignment.

 

Plus, poor posture has also been linked to conditions you’d probably never associate with a little bit of slouching, like:

 

  • Increased feelings of depression
  • Lower energy
  • Problems at work, because you appear less confident
  • Slowed digestion and constipation
  • Increased risk of premature death, diabetes and heart disease
  • Making you look fatter
  • Decreased circulation
  • Lower self confidence
  • Increased stress

 

What is Poor Posture? Three Common Examples

 

Millions of Americans have chronically poor posture, and virtually everyone has improper posture at one point or another. If you have back pain, neck pain or tense muscles, there’s a good chance your posture could be improved. If you’re wondering, what, exactly, constitutes poor posture, here are some of the most common examples:

 

Hunchback: This is common when sitting hunched over a computer and leads to an excessively curved back. Eventually this posture will weaken your upper back muscles and lead to neck, shoulder and back pain.

 

Rounded shoulders: This is also common while sitting and can cause your chest muscles to tighten and your upper back to weaken.

 

Forward head: Your head should be in line with your shoulders and spine, but many people hold their head forward while driving, sitting and standing. This can cause tightness in your back and neck muscles, along with neck pain.

 

How to Keep a Good Posture in 17 Steps

 

It’s pretty instinctual, when reading an article about proper posture, to straighten up and put your shoulders back. But there’s actually more to correcting your posture than this.

 

Here’s a simple guide to correct your posture while sitting, standing and even sleeping.

 

How to Keep a Good Posture When Standing

 

  1. Stand tall with your feet shoulder width apart, your knees slightly bent

 

  1. There should be a small curve in your lower back, but don’t arch too much or lean back — your goal should be a neutral spine

 

  1. Your shoulder blades should be down and back, your chest lifted

 

  1. Keep your chin level so that the highest point of your body is the top back of your head

 

  1. Use your stomach muscles for extra support in keeping your body straighter

 

  1. Keep your jaw and neck relaxed

 

Try the wall test:

 

  • Put the back of your head, your buttocks and shoulder blades against a wall
  • Your heels should be six inches from the wall
  • The gap between your neck and small of your back and the wall should be less than two inches — a larger gap indicates bad posture

 

How to Keep a Good Posture When Sitting

 

  1. Sit with your feet resting flat on the floor and your hips bent at a 90-degree angle; your knees should be slightly lower than your hips

 

  1. Your lower back should be arched slightly

 

  1. Keep your chest lifted and your chin level (a book should be able to rest on your head)

 

  1. Your shoulders should be back and relaxed

 

  1. Avoid slouching, leaning forward, crossing your legs or trying to sit with your spine perfectly straight

 

  1. Stand up frequently, as it’s difficult to maintain proper posture during prolonged sitting

 

  1. Be sure your chair supports proper posture

 

How to Keep a Good Posture When Sleeping

 

  1. Choose a firm mattress with comfortable support

 

  1. Ideally, sleep on your side using pillows for support; try a pillow between your legs, on your back or under your knees

 

  1. Avoid sleeping on your stomach, which puts pressure on the vertebrae in your neck)

 

  1. Avoid sleeping with too many stacked pillows, which may strain your neck

 

Watch this VIDEO HERE to learn how to keep a good posture

 

Simple Lifestyle Strategies for Better Posture

 

Even when you know how to correct your posture, maintaining it can be difficult, especially if you’ve grown used to poor posture.

 

If you’re overweight or obese, losing weight can make it easier for you to improve your posture, as can regular exercise, which strengthens key muscles necessary for correct posture.

 

Still, abnormal postural conditions like those described are almost assuredly causing your muscles, joints and ligaments to function under increased stress and strain, eventually leading to failure (i.e. pain).

 

You must address these issues to permanently relieve your pain and restore proper posture.

 

The solution?

 

First identify and then correct your muscle imbalances!

 

With the Lose the Back Pain System, you’ll go through a series of self-assessments designed to help you pinpoint which postural dysfunctions you have, then you’ll discover a customized series of corrective exercises, stretches, and self-treatments that are unique to your condition and specific muscle imbalances.

 

If you have poor posture, then you almost assuredly have muscle imbalances, and probably related pain and tension, too.

 

Tens of thousands of people have already used this breakthrough system to eliminate back and neck pain, while improving posture, in less than 30 days, and you, too, can join them now

 

By Jesse Cannone – Creator of the International Best-Selling Back Pain Treatment Program “Lose the Back Pain System” and Best-Selling Book “The 7 Day Back Pain Cure”

 

Unlike most treatments which only deliver temporary relief, if any at all, muscle balance therapy delivers lasting relief to 8 out of 10 people who use it because it addresses the underlying cause of the pain, not just the symptoms.

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