Everyone has been in a relationship that for one reason or another ended badly. There are relationships that end due to poor timing, differences in fundamental core values, and basic incompatibility. Toxic relationships are deemed as such because they have a very negative affect on one’s emotional and physical health.
Several recent studies have concluded that over time the effects of hostility and excessive conflict can contribute to a sharp increase in health problems, including heart attacks. Therefore if you are in relationship with a high level of conflict, you may be at increased risk for stress related health problems.
If you have the below habits- then know that you are in the wrong relationship which is harmful to your health;
Drinking so much coffee: When burning the candle at both ends, people often find themselves drinking coffee to jump-start themselves in the morning and a pattern of all-day coffee drinking often ensues and too much coffee is harmful to ones’ health.
Eating the wrong foods: Due to partially increased levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, stressed people tend to crave foods high in fat, sugar and salt. Think about it: how often have you turned to potato chips after a long, stressful day?
Skipping meals: Another thing overly stressed people tend to do is skip meals. Have you ever found yourself rushing out of the house without a healthy breakfast (picking up a latte at coffee shops doesn’t count!), or realizing you’re starving in the late afternoon because you didn’t eat enough?
Mindless munching: Conversely, stress also makes us prone to emotional eating, when we eat when we aren’t hungry, or eat foods that are bad for us. Have you found yourself mindless snacking on junk food, or eating when you aren’t hungry, because of stress?
Forgetting water: With busy lives, it’s easy to forget to drink your water, In fact, a good portion of people drink no water, and get water only from soda, tea or coffee. Do you get a full eight glasses per day, or even four?
Fast food: People these days eat at home less than in generations past, as it’s easier to just drive through a fast food place or go to a restaurant than to go home and cook something. Unfortunately, this gets expensive, and is often unhealthy.
Crash diets: Because of weight gain from stress, some people intentionally eat less food than they need, or try dangerous diets in order to lose the excess weight. Diets that aren’t balanced with fruits and vegetables, protein and healthy carbohydrates can often be bad for your health in the long run, even if they look attractive short term.
These unhealthy habits can affect our bodies in many ways. The following are only some of them:
Blood sugar imbalances: When we don’t eat enough food, or don’t eat healthy enough food (too little protein and healthy carbohydrates, too much sugar, etc.) we can experience blood sugar fluctuations.
These fluctuations can lead to mood swings, fatigue, poor concentration and other negative consequences in the short term, and greater health problems like hyperglycemia in the long run.
Caffeine side effects: Too much caffeine can lead to poor concentration and decrease effectiveness, sleep disturbances, and increased levels of cortisol in the blood, as well as other negative effects.
Poor Health Outcomes: Poor nutrition can also lead to lowered immunity so you’re more susceptible to illnesses, both minor and major. As you can imagine, this can lead to other problems, including increased stress levels.
Bad relationship can ruin your health, if your are one seek professional advice before it kills you.