Eat right, and toss those stilettos
Some are obvious and others will surprise you, but many habits or behaviors can harm your health, says the May edition of Readerís Digest.
The magazine focuses on five from the book ďThe End of the IllnessĒ by David B. Agus.
Irregular patterns of sleeping and eating can raise levels of cortisol, a stress hormone.
Fruits and vegetables can lose many disease-fighting compounds during lengthy transport. So while itís great to eat such foods every day, go for frozen versions if you canít buy local or in season.
Hitting the gym daily is great, but staying sedentary the rest of the day can raise your blood sugar, blood pressure and even cholesterol.
Donít avoid flu shots. Inflammation that comes with the flu can damage blood vessels and might increase your risk of heart disease.
And those cute stilettos you wear? They can cause inflammation and even chronic pain.