In our daily lives, we don't often think about certain things before we do them. There are so many things we should be careful about regarding our safety and well-being. The following are fifteen things that are much more dangerous than they seem.
1. Rushing Water
We've all heard about the dangers of raging rivers and flash floods, but did you know that even seemingly calm water can be dangerous, too? People tend to underestimate the depth and force of rushing water, which can quickly sweep them off their feet and cause injuries or even death.
Gambling has become increasingly popular in recent years and more accessible through apps, but it can be addictive and lead to financial ruin. It would be best if you always gambled responsibly and never bet more than you can afford to lose.
We all need cars to get around and do anything in most places. Although they're necessary for most people, they pose a significant risk. The fact is, they're actually way more dangerous than planes, so it's important to wear a seatbelt and drive safely.
Motorcycles are really popular but are also really dangerous. While they're a fun and quick way to get around, a significant amount of motorcycle culture is also based around not following the rules of the road, increasing the risk of accidents and injuries.
5. Over-the-counter Medication
It's easy to think that a medication must be safe just because something is available without a prescription. Over-the-counter medications might seem harmless, but they can be dangerous if not used properly. People often overdose on medication like Tylenol, which can cause acute liver failure.
If you're a foodie, overeating might seem like a harmless activity. It's a serious problem that can lead to obesity and several other health problems like heart disease and diabetes. It's really important to practice portion control and eat a balanced diet.
7. Sedentary Lifestyle
So many of our jobs these days involve sitting at a desk or in front of a screen, making it easy to adopt a sedentary lifestyle. However, sitting for long periods can lead to obesity, heart disease, and other health problems.
8. Sun Tanning
There are so many people who love to get tanned, but it's very harmful to your skin. While sun tanning may seem harmless, it can cause skin cancer and premature aging. So, if you're going to spend time in the sun, wear sunscreen and limit your exposure.
9. Railroad Tracks
Walking along or crossing railroad tracks might seem harmless, especially if you don't hear or see any trains coming. But trains can be deceptively quiet until they're right beside you. So always be alert and look both ways before crossing any railroad tracks.
10. Short-form Content
TikTok and YouTube videos may seem harmless, but they can be addictive. They're known to shorten attention spans, particularly in children in their development stage. So, make sure you pay close attention to your screen time.
11. Overconsumption of Sugars
Overconsumption of sugars can also be harmful to our health. It's shocking the amount of added sugars are present in so many foods we eat, from sugary drinks to breakfast cereals. Consuming too much sugar can lead to weight gain, tooth decay, and other health issues.
Childbirth is a natural process, but it can be really taxing on the body. Doctors say that it can take up to a year for the body to recover from having a child – which makes sense! You carry for nine months! So, taking it easy and giving your body the time it needs to heal properly is essential.
13. Social Media
Social media can have a severe negative impact on our mental health. It can make you feel disconnected and alone and trigger feelings of inadequacy as you constantly compare your life to the lives of others online. So, it's essential to take a step back from social media and connect with others in person.
Loneliness is really detrimental to your mental health. It's estimated that loneliness is far worse for your health than even obesity. Feeling lonely can lead to depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues. Connecting with friends and family and seeking professional help when needed can help manage loneliness.
Lastly, let's talk about pools. So many young kids drown each year because they wander off when their parents aren't looking and wind up in the pool. Anyone with a pool must supervise their children at all times and install barriers to prevent unsupervised access.
This post was inspired by this thread.
She started her blog, The Money Dreamer, when she realized the 9-5 job was not the lifestyle she wanted anymore. After designing for a while, she wanted a more meaningful life, which was freedom, so she decided to venture out. She took action so that she can live her dream life and decided to help people to live theirs by helping them how to save, budget, and invest.