5 Bad Habits That Are Even WORSE Than You Think

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By The Captain November 19, 2020

Wellness Captain Unhealthy Habits

Enjoying fast food… too much

You might be a parent working full time while home-schooling your kids. You might feel so depressed due to COVID-19 that you don’t feel like cooking at all. You might be so bored of the current situation that you want to spice things up a bit – literally.

Either way, 2020 is filled with the perfect excuses to indulge into those savory fast-food meals.

But is it healthy? No. Does it boost your immunity in a time when you need it most? Also no; in fact, it can worsen your physical health a lot. Every type of fast food has been linked to heart disease and type 2 diabetes at some point.

Kristin Kirkpatrick, RDN and registered dietitian in Denver, explains that fast food can even have a negative impact on your mental health since it alters the hormonal balance.

Wellness CaptainCaptain’s Solution: Since fast-food is affordable, tasty and convenient, cutting it off does require some motivation. Kirckpatrick advises to start mixing fast food takeout with healthy options. For example, you can order fast food one day and healthy meals over the next 3 days and so on. It all depends on how aggressive your addiction is.

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