We're learning that something as simple as washing our hands correctly can play a huge role in our health. But there are plenty of other simple things we could be doing to improve our overall health, but a new survey finds many of us just aren’t.
When it comes to the coronavirus, there are certain bad habits that could be contributing to the spread, and sadly, a lot of people are guilty of doing them. For example:
- 42% of Americans admit they don’t wash their hands after going to the bathroom.
- 18% say they regularly bite their nails.
- 45% sleep next to their phones, and germs on phones can also increase the spread.
But it’s not just the coronavirus; there are other bad habits that are having negative effects on folks’ overall health. They include:
- 55% of Americans admit they get less than seven hours of sleep a night.
- 66% aren’t eating enough fruits and vegetables in their diet.
- 70% aren’t getting the recommended two and a half hours of physical activity a week.
- 55% of Americans don’t go to the doctor for yearly checkups.
- 33% of Gen Z will go into work when they’re sick.
On a more positive note, Americans say they do want to correct their bad habits in order to improve their overall health, with one-third saying they want to change their diet and exercise habits.