Read on to see if you’re causing harm to your body without even realizing it.
Sure, you exercise regularly, eat right, and haven’t touched a cigarette in years. But you could still be trashing your health. Some seemingly healthy, or atleast un-harmful, things can actually be pretty bad for you. Read on to learn 20 ways you’re unwittingly harming your health.
1. Using Anti-Bacterial Soap on Your Junk
You know that “good bacteria” that’s in your gastrointestinal tract and is apparently the key to better health? Well, it’s also all over your man parts, so using antibacterial soap on them decreases their number of good bacteria, making you susceptible to infections, even of the sexually transmitted variety, says Darius A. Paduch, M.D., Ph.D., director of sexual health at Weill Cornell Medical College. He recommends using Dove non-antibacterial soap. If you’re circumcised, wash up with it once per day. And if you’re sporting a turtleneck—which acts as a mucosal barrier to bad bacteria—opt for every other day. On your days off, just use water.