Every one of us has some bad habits in their life. The thing is, we’re not even aware of how harmful they are.

Not only smoking is bad for you. You are probably not even aware of the bad habits you have that harm your health. So, to live happier and longer, you might as well tell them goodbye once and for all.

Here are some of them:

Soda

Drinking soda on a regular basis can be very harmful for your health, even if you’re not overweight. As a matter of fact, it can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease, mental illness, diabetes, fatty liver problems. Drinking soda can also cause high cholesterol levels and high blood pressure. So, maybe it’s time to let the soda go and replace it with a natural fruit juice.

Sitting all day

A lot of us have jobs that require sitting at a desk all day long. Some of us, even if they don’t have such a job, spend a good part of their time sitting on the couch watching TV. But did you know that sitting all day long is very harmful for your health? Actually, it can increase your risk of diabetes, heart disease, depression, cancer and even premature death. So, if you really need to sit most of the time, try and get up several times, even if it’s just to go to the bathroom or grab a glass of water or a cup of coffee.

Too much meat

Did you know that people who eat a diet that’s high in animal protein are four times more likely to die of cancer than those who eat a diet with vegetables and fruits? So yes, meat can be quite dangerous if eaten in high quantities.

Solarium

Many of us want to have a tan even in the winter, so they go into a solarium without thinking of the consequences. Actually, using indoor tanning beds can increase your risk of getting cancer. A research has shown that people who use solarium before the age of 30, increase their risk of melanoma by 75%, and also that more than 400,000 cases of skin cancer may be related to indoor tanning each year.

Not enough sleep

Nowadays, many of us exchange the time we should sleep by working or other social activities. But did you know that not getting enough sleep might cause high blood pressure, brain damage and obesity? Since chronic sleep deprivation releases the stress hormone cortisol, which in high levels can cause a stroke or a heart attack. So, try and sleep more, maybe by just adding one extra our per night, or taking a 20 minute power nap per day.