How your choices affect you #lifestylechoices
It is very important to take care of yourself and your body, you only have one body and once you mistreat it there is no going back. Some things that are unhealthy for you are tobacco, drugs, alcohol, fatty foods, low exercise and pollution. If you use tobacco it will start to shut down your body and you will not be able to function properly. Once this happens you wont be able to keep any job and will on the street begging for food. There are a lot of problems that can happen with your body by using tobacco. Drugs affect your mind and make you crave the drug you are addicted to. Drugs can make you have anger outbursts, fear and anxiety and can make you impaired so much you cant drive. Drugs also affect you skin, they cause breakouts, acne, dull skin, and make you appear very thin and develop a skeletal appearance. Drugs will make you crave sugary drinks and foods, this combined with poor dental hygiene, can result in "meth mouth," which can include rotting teeth, gum disease, and bad breath. Drugs like cocaine can cause your heart to beat irregularly which can ultimately cause heart attacks. Alcohol is also very very bad thing for you and your body. Alcohol interferes with the brain’s communication pathways, and can affect the way the brain looks and works. These disruptions can change mood and behavior, and make it harder to think clearly and move with coordination. Alcohol affects many major parts of your body that you need to function. These include your heart, liver, pancreas, and your immune system. Alcohol can also cause cancer. Some common cancers caused by alcohol abuse are mouth, esophagus, throat, liver, and breast cancer. Bad diet is another bad thing to get yourself involved in, for a healthy body, between 20 and 35 percent of your total daily calories should come from fat. With 9 calories per gram of fat, this would equal between 44 and 78 grams total fat per day, based on a 2,000-calorie diet. To decrease your risk of heart disease, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 recommends replacing the saturated fat in your diet with monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats and limiting your saturated fat intake to less than 10 percent of your daily calories. Since trans fat is the most unhealthy type of fat for your body, keep your intake of it as low as possible. You should try to follow as close to these recommendations as possible because if not the consequences are huge. Your organs start to get so much fat around them that they start to lose function and will eventually shut down. Along with good diet you should exercise at least 60 minutes a day and get your heart rate up to burn fat. The affects of pollution on your body are large as well, polluted air can damage our bodies in many ways. Air pollution causes a range of respiratory symptoms, including coughing, throat irritation, chest tightness, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Recent studies have shown that air pollution can harm lung development in children, and can help cause early childhood asthma. Higher air pollution levels have also been associated with a higher incidence of heart problems, including heart attacks, and toxic air pollutants can increase the risk of developing cancer.