8 common habits that could shorten your life

8 habits that shorten life expectancy

You have a stressful job. You go through your days, sometimes too busy to stop and eat or take a break.

You get home from work, exhausted. You heat up whatever’s in the fridge, have a beer or a glass of wine, and watch TV until you fall asleep. You crawl to the bedroom, forgetting to brush your teeth.

Not surprisingly, you don’t sleep very well. You toss and turn until it’s time to get up and do it all again.

You’ve just shaved a few years off your life.

Let’s back up and take a look at the eight behaviors you just engaged in that could shorten your life expectancy, and what you could do differently.

Excessive sitting affects life expectancy


Joyce Hollman

By Joyce Hollman

Joyce Hollman is a writer based in Kennebunk, Maine, specializing in the medical/healthcare and natural/alternative health space. Health challenges of her own led Joyce on a journey to discover ways to feel better through organic living, utilizing natural health strategies. Now, practicing yoga and meditation, and working towards living in a chemical-free home, her experiences make her the perfect conduit to help others live and feel better naturally.