There are a lot of things we do everyday without any or much thought or thinking. Some of these actions may be actually dangerous with many harmful effects, and worse still, death.
Here is a list of dangerous things you do that may kill you without you attaching much importance to it.
10 Times You Might Be Killing Yourself.
It is also good to know that cigarettes caused a reasonable number of domestic accidents as about 20% of domestic fires are caused by cigarettes.
2. Drinking before driving or drinking while driving.
This is another common notice that is usually ignored. Drinking on the road or before getting to the road is fatal because it leads to poor judgment. It can also affect your concentration thereby causing road traffic accidents.
Also, 41 of every death in Nigeria is a road traffic accident, and the biggest cause of road traffic accidents are alcohol related.
3. Trying to quench an electrical fire with water.
Have you ever experienced an electrical spark and you suggested using water?
Don't try it!
Water is known to be a high conductor of electricity and using water to quench an electrical fire will just continue the transfer of electricity and may lead to electrical shock and sometimes, death.
Incase of an incident, an electrical fire should be quenched by using a good fire-extinguisher or if it is a small fire, you can detect the source of the fire and fix it before it goes viral.
4. Watching too much television.
A study by the American College Of Cardiology revealed a suggestion that spending more than four hours daily before a screen can increase your risk of you getting heart attack and stroke by 113 percent.
The above fact clarifies the fact that too much use of the television and computers can reduce your lifespan.
It is advisable to reduce the amount of time we spend on our computers, phones and most especially, the television. Such reduction will help us live a healthier longer life.
5. Leaving electrical appliances on when leaving the house.
Leaving electrical appliances on is very dangerous and is one of the biggest causes of domestic fires. According to a study, 65 per cent of all domestic fires are caused by electrical appliances.
This is not only applicable when leaving the house, but whenever there is power outage. Leaving appliances on after power outage may cause a serious fire incident when the lights come on, so it is recommended to put off and unplug all electrical appliances.
6. Knowing more than your doctor.
This is also where you might be killing yourself. Ignoring the advice of a doctor is very unhealthy and can lead to dangerous side effects. Also, lying to your doctor about a disease, symptoms, causes and other useful information means nothing more than killing yourself.
Using overdose or underdose against the advice of your doctor is also a way of showing you know than your doctor. These are very dangerous and can worsen your condition, thereby leading to death.
Always obey your doctors and never lie to them.
7. When you don't get enough sleep.
You can't argue with me that insufficient sleep can kill fast. If you want to, digest this.
Poor sleeping habits can lead to drowsiness at the wheels, and may cause dangerous road accidents. Also, insufficient sleep can cause a number of dangerous health diseases like heart attack, diabetes, etc. according to various reports and studies.
A normal person should sleep for six to eight hours a day to prevent any sleep related health problems.
8. Eating from fast food restaurants.
Researches confirmed that fast food restaurants are one of the biggest sources of unhealthy food. Most foods served in a fast food restaurant is usually related to cardiovascular diseases.
9. Ignoring small wounds.
Yes, it's normal. That little wound on your leg which will cure by itself in a matter of days. But to be truthful, that small wound on your leg may be as dangerous as a cancer.
Your small wound can be infexted by sepis, which can kill in a matter of days if you are not careful, so not every small wound on you is harmless. They may be dangerous, they may be killing you!
10. Drinking a lot of water.
This may sound funny, but drinking a lot of water at a time can kill. Too much water intake is usually caused by excessive thirst, and thinking you can drink more than you actually can.
This is common among athletes who may, after a rigorous workout drink a lot of water to quench their thirst.
How To Stay Safe.
- Drink in moderation.
- Treat all wounds, ignore no wounds.
- Never ignoring medical advice.
- Don't drink or smoke.
- Don't watch television late into the night and switch off all electrical appliances before sleeping or going out.