Regular Health  Mistakes
All of us make  little health mistakes that cause damage to our bodies in the long run - 
 simply because we are unaware we are doing something wrong.
 Here are some of  the most common mistakes made by  many of us.
Crossing our  legs

Do you cross  your legs at your  knees when sitting? Although we may believe that this is the  lady-like elegant  way to sit, sitting this way cuts down circulation to your legs. If you don"t  want varicose veins to mar the beauty of your legs  and compromise your  health, uncross your legs every time you realise you have one knee on top of the  other. The best way to sit is to simply place both legs together on the  floor, balancing your weight equally. If you feel like changing position, instead of crossing your legs, simply move both  legs together to one side. As an alternative, you could also consider  crossing your legs loosely at the ankles. This is  a classically elegant  way to sit, and is far better for your legs and  your health than  sitting with your legs  crossed at your knees.
Not changing our  toothbrush
How often do  you change your toothbrush? Most of  us wait until most of the bristles have  either fallen off, or are in such bad  shape that we"d be embarrassed to pull out our brush in public. However,  since not many of us need to pull out our  brush in public, we carry on with our  frayed one until we lose it. Replace your  toothbrush often. Damaged  bristles can harm the enamel, and don"t massage your  gums well. If you find brushing your teeth a pain like I do, but know you must do it, you  might as well be  doing it right. Imagine going through the  annoyance of brushing your teeth twice a  day only to find out that you"re damaging your enamel every time you clean your  teeth. Also, use a brush with soft bristles unless your dentist has advised  otherwise.
Eating out  often

There are oils that are high in cholesterol, and oils that cause little harm and are better for your heart.  However, no matter how light the oil is, it is never a good idea to eat too much of it.  Avoid fried foods. Eating Out: Is Good for the Tastebuds But Bad for the Waistline!!! And there is no reason why people cant cook their own food at home….at least you know what goes in it which is never the case in restaurants, in the long run, it is cheaper and better for your health. Plus, it is a nice hobby where you can use your creativity and imagination……
Skipping  breakfast

Never, ever skip breakfast. Remember, when you wake up in the morning it"s been  around 10-12 hours since your last meal. Your body needs food now, more than at  any other time. Eat a heavy breakfast. You will then be busy through the day,  and the calories will get expended quickly. If you are trying to diet, eat a  light dinner. Here are some more  common health mistakes we make.  Being informed and making a few  changes can help make us feel a whole lot  better.
High  heels

High heels sure  look great, but they're  murder for your back. This however doesn't mean you should steer clear of  stilettos. Wear them, but not when you know you will be walking around a lot. Wear  them when going out for lunch or dinner -  when the only walking you will be  doing is to your car, to the table, and back. Avoid high heels when you are going somewhere on foot. When you walk, your feet bear the force of one and one-half times your body weight.
 Wearing high heels creates faulty biomechanics and unnecessary stress on your ankles, knees, pelvis, and potentially throughout your entire spine. As Socrates once said, "When your feet hurt, you hurt all over."

Sleeping on a soft  bed
You don't have  to sleep on the floor be kind to your back,  but do make sure you have a firm  mattress. Although a mattress on springs  is soft and lovely to sink into, it's bad for your back. If you already have an old bed with springs, you don't need to invest in a new one - simply get a thick wooden plank put over the springs, and place the mattress on the plank.   Sim ilarly, if your mattress is  old and lumpy, throw it out and get a new one. Your  neck and your back will thank you. The same rule applies to sofas. If  you will be spending  hours on a sofa, get a firm yet comfortable one. Sofas you  completely sink into are not the best idea.

No matter how comfortable sleeping with ten cushions is, have pity on your neck and resist.  Sleep with one pillow, and make sure it is not too thick.  If your pillow gets lumpy, discard it and go for a new one. Get a thin pillow if you sleep on your stomach and something a little thicker if you sleep on your back, to give your neck adequate support. Try to avoid sleeping on your stomach. It's difficult to maintain the mid-line position, and it is more likely to cause aches and pains.
Not exercising

So all of us  know we should exercise more, but many of us don't. This is a  health mistake we consciously make! And why is that? Sim ply because we refuse  to admit the damage we are causing to our bodies by not working out. A number of people  only start working out once they've experienced a warning signal.  Don't wait for a heart attack to strike before you decide to opt for a lifestyle  change. Make the change now. You don't need to train for the marathon to be in  top shape. Half an hour of brisk walking three to four times a week will make a world of difference to your health. You could then increase this to forty  minutes, four times a week - and you're all set. If you haven’t exercised for a week, you're making a mistake. The health of the mind is closely tied to the physical health and fitness of the body. One way to enhance mental health quickly is to increase levels of exercise, like walking exercise, in an individual’s life.
"The foundation of success in life is good health: that is the substratum of fortune; it is also the basis of happiness. A person cannot accumulate a fortune very well when he is sick."-- P.T. Barnum
Today's Message of the Day is:
Life is short.
Break the rules.
Forgive quickly.  
Kiss slowly.
Love truly.
Laugh uncontrollably,
and never regret anything that made you smile.